Man given life term for killing wife

RAWALPINDI, July 22: An additional district and sessions judge here on Tuesday handed down life imprisonment to man for stabbing his wife to death with a hoe over a domestic dispute in 2006.

Judge Mohammad Azam Ali sentenced Shafiqur Rehman, 50, to life imprisonment for killing his wife, Abida Bibi, in a village in the limits of Murree police on October 2, 2006.

The convict will also have to pay Rs100,000 as fine and in case of nonpayment of the money, he will have to undergo six months extra imprisonment.

Rehman developed differences with his wife over some domestic issue, and when he could not resolved them he killed Abida, 43, with a hoe in his house at Sahar Bagla village.

Meanwhile, Additional District and Sessions Judge Masroor Zaman issued warrants for the arrest of SHO Pirwadhai for not appearing in a drug case as a witness despite the repeated court summons.

The judge also directed the police to arrest the SHO and produce him in court on the next hearing date.

The police official had not been appearing in the drug case against an accused, Sadiq, thus delaying the trail.
Source: dawn

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