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3 men sentenced to death in Kunar

3 men sentenced to death in Kunar

Apr 16, 2013 - 20:58

ASADABAD (PANinfo-icon): A judge in eastern Kunar province on Tuesday sentenced three men to death for killing a woman in Manogi district.

The victim, a 25-year-old, and the mother of four, was allegedly stabbed with a knife before beheading her and setting her body on fire by relatives of her husband in Dara-i-Khar area of the district three months back.

At the open trial held in the district centre, relatives of the victim and the defendants were present.

Public prosecutor Lutfullah told the court since one of the three co-accused had confessed to the murder, all of them be punished with death. He sought capital punishment for each Ihsanullah, Mirwais and Gul Amin under article 395 of criminal law.

However, defence council Muhibullah Farooqi said only Ihsanullah had confessed to his crime, and the remaining two should be released.

After both defence and prosecution completed their arguments, judge Bahauddin sentenced all the three accused to death. A fourth person was sentenced to seven years in prison for misleading the jury in the case.



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