Death row convict hanged in Toba Tek Singh

TOBA TEK SINGH: A convicted prisoner Muhammed Sadiq was executed in the city’s District Jail early on Thursday morning.

Siddiq, who was a security guard of a cinema in Kamalia, shot dead three men—Nadeem Abbas, Muhammad Nadeem and Muhammad Rafi—for hooting during a dance performance in a 2004 stage show.

He was hanged at the district jail at 5am on Thursday morning. Afterwards, the doctors confirmed his death.

Judge Chaudhry Muhammed Yousuf Ojla of Faisalabad’s local anti-terrorism court awarded him death sentence six times on May 16, 2005. His subsequent mercy appeals were rejected by the Lahore High Court and Supreme Court.

Later on, President of Pakistan also dismissed his mercy appeal. On this, the ATC issued death warrants for the convict.

The jail officials, in pursuance of the orders, hanged him and later handed his body to his brother.


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