4 sentenced to life term for burying women alive
By Amanullah Kasi
QUETTA: An anti-terrorism court in Jaffarabad sentenced four men to life imprisonment on Tuesday in a case of burying two women alive.
Sixteen other accused were acquitted for lack of evidence.
Judge Mohammad Alam Mengal also fined Ghous Bakhsh, Allah Bakhsh, Mohammad Arif and Rehmatullah Rs100,000 each.
The June 2008 incident came to light a few weeks later when former chief justice of the Balochistan High Court Justice Amanullah Khan Yasinzai took suo motu notice of a newspaper report which said that five women had been buried alive in Jaffarabad area. Police started an investigation on the directives of the chief justice.
The Supreme Court also took notice of the issue and the Human Rights Commission (HRCP) and women’s rights groups launched a movement demanding that the culprits be punished.