Man gets seven-year jail for unintentional murder
Karachi: A man was sentenced to seven years’ imprisonment in a case of the unintentional murder of a person near Nagan Chowrangi, North Karachi, in 2005.
The additional district and sessions judge (ADSJ), Central, Mohammad Azeem, awarded seven years’ punishment to Umair Rana with a diyat amount of Rs360,209 to be paid to the deceased Abdul Khaliq’s legal heirs with the direction that unless and until the convict paid the full amount, he would remain in detention.
Four of the eyewitnesses implicated Rana in the case and reported to the police, who later tracked him and a case had been in hearing since November 9, 2005. As Rana was on bail, he was taken into police custody after the pronouncement of the sentence and sent to jail to serve out his punishment.
According to the prosecution, Rana was driving home on the evening of November 9, 2005, when he hit a passer-by who was crossing the road. Abdul Khaliq was severely injured and shifted to the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries
The statements of the four eyewitnesses, who were present on the spot, fully implicated Rana in the offence. The judge in his final observation said that prosecution successfully proved his case beyond a shadow of doubt and Rana would remain in detention till he paid the Diyat amount to the legal heirs of the deceased.