PAKISTAN: ATC HANDS DEATH TO FOUR MURDERERS OF 20 PERSONS
December 5, 2019:
Anti-Terrorism Court in Sargodha sentenced to death on twenty counts to custodian of a shrine and three other suspects for killing 20 people and ordered the police to confiscate their properties. (Sources: thefrontierpost.com, 04/12/2019)
The court announced the verdict after the prosecution successfully proved the case against Peer Abdul Waheed and his three accomplices for taking lives of 20 people at a shrine in Sargogdha district.
On 2 April 2017, Peer Abdul Waheed and his three accomplices were arrested for intoxicating and murdering 20 devotees inside a shrine and leaving four others severely injured. He used knives and batons for taking their lives. Four women were among those who were killed at the shrine of Mohammad Ali.
According to the regional police, Abdul Waheed, 50 year old shrine custodian, confessed his crime of killing innocent people, saying that he feared that perhaps they had come there to kill him. The police said that Waheed appeared to be mentally sick. Police said that before killing all 20 peoples, he gave them intoxication.