Rawalpindi: 2 murderers get death penalty
RAWALPINDI: As reported by the Dawn News on Friday, the trial courts here on Thursday handed down death sentence to two men in different murder cases. In the first case Additional District and Sessions Judge (ADSJ) Syed Ali Imran handed down death sentence to Tariq Mehmood for killing a man over a divorce issue and acquitted two others in the case. The judge convicted Tariq for killing Mazhar Hussain after he divorced the sister of Tariq’s wife and ordered the convict to pay Rs300,000 as compensation to the legal heirs of the deceased. In case of default he would undergo six months extra jail. The court however acquitted Safdar Hussain and Shafqat Hussain, the former father-in-law and brother-in-law of the deceased, respectively, for want of evidence against them. Kala Khan, the father of Tariq, lodged an FIR with Airport police on May 23, 2008 that Mazhar was killed by his in-laws after he divorced his wife. In the second case ADSJ Sajid Ali Awan handed down death sentence to Sakhi Jan after he was convicted of killing a man over a dispute on a vehicle. The court also directed the convict to pay Rs200,000 to the legal heirs of Chan Zeb and if he failed to do so he would have to remain in jail for six months. Abdul Aziz, the brother of the deceased, got an FIR registered with Sadiqabad police on December 14, 2007 in which he stated that his brother was killed by Sakhi Jan as both had a dispute over the purchase of a vehicle.
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