Lahore High Court acquits man who killed his own daughter for not making ‘gol roti’

The death sentence and a fine of Rs500,000 were imposed on Khalid Mahmood on October 24, 2016.

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On Friday, the death penalty was set aside for the man who killed his own daughter for not making a “round roti (bread)” by the Lahore High Court.

The death sentence and a fine of Rs500,000 were imposed on Khalid Mahmood on October 24, 2016, by the session court.

Mahmood, a local of Shadbagh, had reportedly confessed to his horrendous crime during the police investigation that he had killed his teenage daughter and was awarded death sentence.

An appeal was filed by the offender against the sentence saying there was no evidence produced by the police before the high court and that the trial court had announced the judgment in the absence of any evidence.

The trial court’s decision was asked to set aside by the counsel of the appellant to LHC because of the lack of evidence. Justice Shehram Sarwar headed a two-judge bench that allowed the appeal and absolved the appellant due to lack of evidence.

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  • After confession by the killer what other evidence is required to prove the offence. Is it necessary to commit murder in presence of witnesses

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