On Thursday, the Anti-Terrorism court sentenced life imprisonment to two convicts, Muhammad Ahmed and Shah Nawaz for throwing acid on a woman.
The sentence was given under Section 336-B of the Pakistan Penal Code (PPC) read with section 34 PPC along with a fine of Rs 1 million being paid to the victim.
On June 7, 2021, the victim, Maryam was going to her workplace at Sui Gas Society which is near Chungi Ameer Sadhu in Lahore when Ahmad and Nawaz were waiting for her on a motorcycle. They offered her a ride to the workplace which Maryam refused. Upon refusal, convicts threw acid on her face, due to which she suffered burn injuries on the face, neck, and hands. The case was registered at Johar Town Police Station.
The convict, Ahmad claimed that he didn’t throw acid on a victim. When he refused to marry her, she poured the hot liquid on herself.
The second culprit said in his statement that he was innocent and police made up a story against him.
However, the complaintant claimed that she had no prior relationship with Ahmad and also rejected the claims he made against her.
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