Karachi: Attempted murder case; Policeman jailed for 5 years
KARACHI: A sessions court sentenced on Friday a policeman to five years in prison in an attempted murder case. Mohammad Ibrahim, a constable in the Muhafiz force, was found guilty of making an attempt on his cousin Haleema’s life in October 2007 in Korangi. The district and sessions judge (east), Tariq Mehmood Khoso, who conducted the trial in the judicial complex (central prison), pronounced the judgment after recording evidence of witnesses and final arguments from both sides.
The court observed that the charge of attempted murder stood proved, but the offence of murder had not been established beyond a shadow of a doubt as the medico-legal officer testified that the victim had been brought to hospital with injuries and later she was discharged after successful treatment.
The prosecution also failed to place before the court any other solid evidence in order to prove the murder charge, it added.
According to the prosecution, the woman was declared Karo-kari and the accused opened fire on her, which left her wounded.
Later, the woman died.
A case (FIR No 697/07) was registered against the suspect under Section 324 (attempted murder) of the Pakistan Penal Code (PPC) on the complaint of the victim. Section 302 (premeditated murder) of the PPC was also incorporated in the FIR after the death of the injured woman.
The court ruled that the accused was entitled to the benefit of Section 382-B (period of detention to be considered while awarding sentence of imprisonment) of the criminal procedure code.