SC confirms death sentence of convict who murdered woman, 4 children

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ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Wednesday confirmed the death sentence of a convict who murdered a woman and four children in 2009.

The convict, Faisal, was found guilty of murdering a woman and her three children along with a minor maid during a 2009 robbery in Peshawar. Following this, he was sentenced to death five times.

The convict had filed an appeal in the apex court against his death sentence, seeking for it to be converted to life imprisonment.

During proceedings, Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Asif Saeed Khosa remarked that the woman and children were killed to steal jewellery. “The children were murdered so they do not become witnesses,” the top judge added.

“The convict set fire to the house to hide the burglary,” he further remarked.

The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government also opposed the appeal with the additional prosecutor general stating that “the murderer of five people did not deserve any relief,” adding that “the convict had admitted to the murders in front of a magistrate”.