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Acid attacker slapped 117-year term, Rs1m fine

Updated May 08, 2015 10:30am

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Amjad threw acid on ex-wife Javedan Bibi and her husband Muhammad Riaz after trespassing on their house on Dec 7, 2014. -Reuters/File
Amjad threw acid on ex-wife Javedan Bibi and her husband Muhammad Riaz after trespassing on their house on Dec 7, 2014. -Reuters/File

LAHORE: Anti-Terrorism Court-II of Multan on Thursday handed down 117-year rigorous imprisonment, along with Rs1 million fine, to a man for throwing acid on his former wife and her husband. The woman later died in hospital.

According to a prosecution department handout, Muhammad Amjad threw acid on his ex-wife Javedan Bibi and her husband Muhammad Riaz after trespassing on their house on Dec 7, 2014.

Amjad had fled away after committing the crime but was arrested later.

The seriously injured couple was shifted to the Burns Centre of Nishtar Hospital, Multan, where Javedan Bibi succumbed to her acid burns on Dec 26.

The case was registered against Amjad at Raja Ram police station, Multan, under sections 302, 324 and 326-B of the Pakistan Penal Code (PPC) and Section 7 of the Anti-Terrorism Act (ATA).

The case was heard by ATC-II Multan Judge Sajjad Ahmed Sheikh who announced the verdict on Thursday.

Deputy Prosecutor General Ashfaq Ahmed Malik represented the state.

Published in Dawn, May 8th, 2015

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Comments (3) Closed



Bright future May 08, 2015 11:21am

Well done ATC..let this be a lesson to others contemplating on committing similar heinous crime.

Qamar May 08, 2015 12:30pm

There are many similar cases pending since longtime. These cases should be expedited in special courts dealing only with these crimes.

N May 08, 2015 09:25pm

Sir, I wish that same kind of punishment is given to every acid thrower in Pakistan. These stupid will not stop other wise.