SC acquits accused of burning wife alive

ISLAMABAD:The Supreme Court Wednesday acquitted an accused, a resident of Faisalabad, allegedly involved in burning his wife alive and turned down the decision of high court.

Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Justice Asif Saeed Khosa observed that ‘registration of first information report (FIR) after eight days of the incident had raised several questions.’

He noted that the medical report of the deceased woman had stated that the incident was taken place owing to a gas cylinder blast.’

Justice Khosa remarked that ‘the medical report contradict with the story fabricated by prosecution regarding the incident.’

He observed that ‘may be the in-laws of accused changed their mind later and decided to register FIR against Imran after eight-day in an attempt to get some financial benefit. ” See how our task was difficult, the job of the apex court was to explain the law,” the CJP added.

The order read that the prosecution had failed to prove its charges against the accused Mohammad Imran during trial. The accused was acquitted by given benefit of doubt.

A three-member bench of top court headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Justice Asif Saeed Khosa announced the judgment in a murder case.

A resident of Faisalabad, Mohammad Imran, was an accused of burning his wife alive in 2012. A trial court had announced a death penalty to the accused person. However, the high court had converted the death sentence into imprisonment.

The accused had appealed before the SC against the judgment of high court.