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Anti-terror court in Pakistan sentences man to 60 years in jail for acid attack

By: Eastern Eye Staff

A Pakistani anti-terrorism court has sentenced a man to 60 years in jail for throwing acid on a young woman who refused his marriage proposal. Judge Sajjad Ahmad of the Anti-Terrorism Court, Lahore yesterday sentenced Asmatullah to 25 years in jail on two separate counts under Anti-Terrorism Act, 1997, and another 10 years under Section 324 of the Pakistan Penal Code. He also imposed a fine of Rs 3.9 million which the accused has to pay the victim as compensation. Asmatullah, 25, had thrown acid on the 23-year-old girl’s face two months ago in Lahore’s Defence area where she worked…

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