Man awarded death for three murders.

PESHAWAR -- A local court has convicted a man of killing three people, including a prayer leader, inside a mosque here over a property dispute and awarded death sentence and Rs600,000 fine to him.

The amount of fine will be paid to the legal heirs of the deceased as compensation, pronounced additional district and sessions judge Aftab Iqbal in the verdict.

The court declared that the prosecution had proved the charge against the accused, Fazal Rabi, a resident of Pajjagi Road in Peshawar, as the evidence available on record connected him with the commission of the offence.

It also handed down four-year rigorous imprisonment and Rs50,000 fine to him for attempting to murder the complainant in the case.

The court, however, acquitted three co-accused, including Said Ali, Shah Faisal and Amjad Ali, who faced the abetment charge, due to a lack of evidence.

It ordered the filing of a reference with the Peshawar High Court under Section 374 of the Code of...

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