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Woman, friend sentenced to life in jail in youth’s murder case

Woman, friend sentenced to life in jail for killing husband

BOONI: A woman was sentenced to life in prison along with his paramour for killing her husband in Brep village of Upper Chitral in the year 2017. 

Aslam Baig, 24, son of Purdum Khan of Brep, was found dead on the night of April 14, 2017, at his house. Later, it transpired that the wife of the young man in collusion with a man from the village of her parents had killed the youth.

The relatives of the deceased approached the police to register a case against Shahab, a police constable, and the widow of Aslam Baig after the two contracted court marriage on Oct 10, 2017.  The police registered a murder case against the two suspects and conducted the investigation. The woman was arrested on Oct 22 the same year from Ragh village where she along with the first wife of the man was living in a rented house.  The suspected constable was later also arrested.

A source close to the investigation told ChitralToday that call data record (CDR) obtained by the police had showed that the suspect had reached in his home village of Zupu on Oct 11, 2017, after taking a week-long leave from Swat where he was undergoing training. He was in constant contact with the wife of the deceased and later came to Brep, according to the CDR locations.

During about one month, according to the CDR, the two suspects had made 301 contacts with each other. A motorcycle allegedly used by the suspect on the night of the murder was also recovered by the police. 

The body of the deceased was exumed and the accused confessed to the killing.

The case was under adjudication in the court in Booni since then.

On Thursday, Additional District and Sessions Judge Upper Chitral Syed Zahid Shah sentenced the woman and the man to life imprisonment.

The court order available with ChitralToday stated: “On the basis of evidence put before the court an after hearing arguments from both the sides, Syed Shahabul Amin and co-accused Zakira Bibi are sentenced to life imprisonment under Section 302 (b) and also fined Rs300,000 each under Section 544 (a) to be paid to the heirs of the murdered man.”   

In case of failure to pay the fine, the convicts would languish in jail for six more months, the judgment added.



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