Karachi: Husband, 2 others get life term for killing woman
KARACHI: A sessions court handed down life imprisonment to three accused in a murder case on Thursday. Shamsul Haq and his relatives Jaffar Alam and Nelofar were found guilty of killing his wife, Rabia, over a domestic dispute in May 2006 within the remit of the Baghdadi police station. Additional district and sessions judge (south) Shahid Hussain Chandio, who conducted the trial, ruled that the prosecution had successfully proved the guilt of the accused persons by producing ample evidence in the court.
All witnesses have supported the case of the prosecution and the same was corroborated by the documentary evidence, including the dying statement of the victim, according to the judgment.
The prosecution stated that Shamsul Haq with the help of his relatives set his wife on fire after pouring kerosene on her on May 2, 2006. The victim was shifted to a hospital, where she died a day later.
A case (FIR 190/2006) was registered against the accused under Section 302 (punishment for premeditated murder) and 34 (common intention) of the Pakistan Penal Code on a complaint of a relative of the deceased.
All the accused, who had been granted bail, were present in the court. Following the pronouncement of the order, they were taken into custody and remanded to prison with conviction warrants to serve out the awarded sentence.