Man sentenced to 57 years for throwing acid
Last Updated: Thursday, October 06, 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.


First Published: Thursday, October 06, 2011, 23:08

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