An Additional Sessions Judge in Attock on Thursday handed a man death sentence on five counts for mercilessly butchering five members of a family – two women and three minors in their rented house in Jatial village in the Hazro tehsil of Attock district on June 14, 2018. According to the prosecution, a woman identified as Alishia Masih left her husband Hanook Masih, a resident of Toba Tek Singh, and contracted a court marriage in Lahore with Wasim- a barber by profession after converting in to Islam and later started living with the first wife and children of Wasim in Jatial village in Hazro teshil of Attock.
Later on June 14, 2018, in the absence of Wasim , Hanook Masih entered his house and killed his ex-wife Alishia and Wasim’s first wife Naila as well as his three sons – Hassan, 8, Kashan, 6, and Usman, 4. Police on the complaint of lone survivor Mohammad Wasim – registered a case against unknown assailants under section 302, 311 and 109 Pakistan Panel Code and started further investigation. Later Police after utilizing technical and personal record arrested Halnok Masih in June 2018, who during interrogation confessed the crime attributing the slaughtering of five persons including three minor in revenge of his wife marriage with Waseem against his and her family’s will.
The prosecutor, in his arguments, told the judge that witnesses and evidences against Hanook Masih had been produced before the court. Additional Session Judge Zafar Iqbal on Thursday awarded Hanook Masih death sentence five counts. The letter written by the judge to the Superintendent Attock Jail reads the accused Hanook Masih s/o Boota Masih r/o Chak No 382 Toba Tek Singh has been convicted and sentenced to “Death” in five counts . He be hanged by the neck till he is dead . He is also convicted of offences under section 44 PPC and is sentenced to suffer rigorous imprisonment for ten years along with fine of Rs 1,00,000. Superintendent Jail has also been directed to carry out the sentences into execution , however the sentence of death shall not be executed unless confirmed by the Lahore High Court.