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Death Penalty : Murder convict executed

DERA GHAZI KHAN: A murder convict was executed at Dera Ghazi Khan Central Jail on Tuesday. Police said Abdul Majeed, son of Ghulam Hussain, resident of Chah Gulwala in Taunsa tehsil, had murdered his brother Ali Ahmad and his nephew Abdul Aziz on November 22, 2002. Police said they had had a dispute over who would use the family’s tractor. Ratera police had registered a case against him. Additional District and Sessions Judge Ishtiaq Ahmad had sentenced him to death on April 29, 2003. Majeed had appealed his case in the superior courts but they upheld his sentence. The president had rejected his mercy plea. He was hanged on Tuesday and his body was handed over to his family.

Published in The Express Tribune, October 28th, 2015.

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