25 May 2023 :
A Karachi West district model trial court handed down death penalty on two counts to each of the four suspects accused of killing a man and injuring two others during an armed robbery, The Tribune Express reported on May 16, 2023.
Additional Sessions Judge Ameeruddin also imposed a fine of Rs0.5 million on each of the accused including Muhammad Umair Sher Muhammad, Shahrukh Akbar Kamran, Zeeshan Raees Khan and Adnan Shamsi Pervaiz.
The condemned persons along with two other suspects had barged into the scrap shop of Muhammad Abbas and his brothers in August 2018. They were busy looting, when the victim’s father came by and raised a hue and cry on which the robbers shot him and fled.
While penning the 30-page verdict the judge said that the accused have been given death sentence for the murder of complainant’s father Haji Bashir Ahmed and also for the armed robbery.
The circumstances of this case imply that no mitigating factors are present to warrant a lesser punishment for the convicts. As such, they have been sentenced to death, hanging by neck until they are dead as tazir, he stated, giving the convicts seven days to file an appeal against the sentence.