Pakistan court gives 117 year rigorous punishment to acid attacker

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Lahore, May 8: A Pakistani man has been sentenced to 117 years rigorous imprisonment and fined of Rs 1 million by an anti-terrorism court here for throwing acid on his former wife and her husband.

The Anti-Terrorism Court II of Multan district yesterday awarded the sentence to Muhammad Amjad and also imposed Rs 1 million fine. According to Punjab government prosecution department, Amjad had allegedly thrown acid on his ex-wife Javedan Bibi and her husband Muhammad Riaz after trespassing on their house on December 7, 2014 in Multan city, some 350 kilometres from here.

Pakistan

The couple was shifted to the Burns Centre of Nishtar Hospital where Javedan Bibi succumbed to her acid burns on December 26 while Riaz survived with burns on his chest and face.

An FIR was registered against Amjad under sections 302, 324 and 326-B of the Pakistan Penal Code (PPC) and Section 7 of the Anti-Terrorism Act (ATA) who was later arrested.

Amjad confessed to have committed the crime saying he wanted to teach a lesson to his former wife for remarrying after taking divorce from him.

PTI 

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