Man sentenced for 117 years imprisonment for throwing acid on ex-wife, her husband

Illustrations: Rishabh Arora
Illustrations: Rishabh Arora

In an acid attack on his former wife and her husband, an anti-terrorism court in Pakistan has sentenced a man to 117 years rigorous punishment. He was also fined Rs 1 million.

The court of Multan district on 7 May 8, 2015 awarded the maximum sentence to Muhammad Amjad.

Amjad had reportedly thrown acid on his former wife Javedan Bibi and her husband Muhammad Riaz on December 7 in Multan, according to Punjab government prosecution department.

The couple has been shifted to the Burns Centre of Nishtar Hospital where Javedan Bibi has succumbed to burn injuries on December 26, while Riaz survived with burns on his chest and face.

A first information report (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).

When asked, 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.




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