Man sentenced to 57 years for throwing acid

Last Updated: Thursday, October 6, 2011 - 23:08

Lahore: A Pakistani anti-terrorism court on Thursday
sentenced a man to 57 years in prison for attacking with acid
and leaving seriously injured three women earlier this year.

Judge Malik Ishtiaq Ahmad of the court in Faisalabad in
Punjab province also imposed a fine of Rs 600,000 on Abdul
Qayyum and ordered the convict to pay Rs 120,000 as
compensation to the women.

According to the prosecution, Abdul Qayyum, a resident of
Kabirwala in Khanewal district, attacked the three women with
acid on February 15.

The women were seriously injured in the attack.
The complainant`s counsel told the court that Qayyum had
committed the crime after the father of two of the women
sacked him from his job for misconduct.

PTI



First Published: Thursday, October 6, 2011 - 23:08

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