Man sent to jail for 14 years in acid-throwing case

Published March 22, 2019
The ATC court finds Danish guilty of attacking an air hostess with acid and causing her critical injuries.— AFP/File
The ATC court finds Danish guilty of attacking an air hostess with acid and causing her critical injuries.— AFP/File

KARACHI: An antiterrorism court (ATC) on Thursday sent a man to jail for 14 years in an acid-throwing case.

The court found Danish guilty of attacking an air hostess with acid and causing her critical injuries in July 2015 in a Shah Latif Town locality. However, the ATC acquitted three co-accused Malik, Abdul Raheem and Mohammad Ashraf for want of evidence.

The court also directed the convict to pay diyat of over Rs800,000 to the victim and ordered that he would remain in prison even after completing his sentence in case of non-payment.

The prosecution said the victim had reportedly turned down a marriage proposal of one of the acquitted accused and he allegedly paid the three other accused to attack her with acid. Danish, along with his two accomplices, attacked the air hostess.

A case was lodged under sections 324, 336 and 34 of Pakistan Penal Code read with Section 7 of Anti-Terrorism Act, 1997 at Shah Latif Town police station.

Published in Dawn, March 22nd, 2019

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