Karachi: Neighbour’s killer jailed for life
KARACHI: A sessions court sentenced on Wednesday a man to life imprisonment in a murder case. Iftikhar alias Heera alias Charli was found guilty of killing his neighbour Mohammad Younus over a petty dispute in April 2005 within the remit of the Pak Colony police station. Additional District and Sessions Judge (west) Abdullah Channa pronounced his verdict after recording testimonies of witnesses and final arguments from both sides. The court also imposed a fine of Rs100,000 and in case of default the convict would have to undergo an additional six–month imprisonment. The court in its verdict observed that all the prosecution witnesses, including an eyewitness, had fully supported the case and their evidence remained dependable on material points.
The medical reports also corroborated the ocular and documentary evidence, while the recovery of the crime weapon further strengthened the case of the prosecution, it added. Therefore, the prosecution succeeded in bringing the charge against the accused at home beyond a shadow of a doubt, the verdict concluded. According to the prosecution, the accused and deceased were neighbours and on April 19 the accused had stabbed the victim to death over a minor dispute. The accused was arrested and the crime weapon was recovered from his possession. Later, he was released on bail.
A case (FIR 102/05) was registered under Section 302 (premeditated murder) of the Pakistan Penal Code on a complaint of the victim’s brother. The accused was present in court and after the pronouncement of the verdict, the judge cancelled his bail and sent him to prison along with a conviction warrant to serve out the sentence.