The Lahore High Court (LHC) has acquitted Asif Shehzad, who was sentenced to death for killing a woman, for poor performance of the prosecution.
Mandi Bahauddin (MBDin News 11 November 2021) A two member bench headed by Justice Sadaqat Ali Khan heard the appeal. Shairaz Zaka Advocate gave arguments on behalf of the accused. The local sessions court had sentenced Asif to death. Defendant’s lawyer told the court that there was a conflict between the post-mortem report and the statements of medical witnesses.
The victim was not killed by Asif Shehzad because the accused loved the victim and wanted to marry her. Mandi Bahauddin police had registered a case of murder against the accused in 2017, in which the accused was accused of killing a girl named Saba Shahzadi. The case was registered under Sections 302, 449, 325 and 460 on the complaint of the victim’s mother.
In the case, the victim’s father said that the accused Asif was asking for my daughter’s relationship which I refused. On December 7, 2017, the accused came home again and asked for the daughter’s relationship but on refusing the relationship, the accused Asif became enraged and shot dead a girl named Saba Shahzadi. According to the text of the case, the accused shot and injured himself.