Pak model gets death penalty for killing a fel­low model

The Free Press Journal - - WORLD -

LA­HORE: A Pak­istani court has handed down death sen­tence to a fash­ion model for killing a fel­low model, Abeera, through poi­son­ing over three years ago. La­hore's ad­di­tional district and ses­sions Judge Aye­sha Rashid yes­ter­day an­nounced the ver­dict in the pres­ence of con­vict Azma Rao alias Tooba (a dance event man­ager) and also im­posed a fine of Rs 5,00,000 on her. How­ever, the judge ac­quit­ted two other sus­pects - Fa­rooq Rehman and Ha­keem Zee­shan - of the charges giv­ing them the ben­e­fit of the doubt.In 2014, 20-year-old Abeera's body was found from Lorry Adda bus stand in La­hore. Au­thor­i­ties later ar­rested her friend Tooba and two of her ac­com­plices with the help of CCTV footage.

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