US national Wajiha Swati's ex-husband sentenced to death for her murder.

A Rawalpindi court handed down a death sentence and ten years of imprisonment on Saturday to the ex-husband of US national of Pakistani origin, Wajiha Swati, after finding him guilty in her murder case.

Rizwan Habib Bangash had confessed last December to killing his former wife - 47-year-old Wajiha Farooq Swati - and burying her body at his servant's house in Lakki Marwat. Swati had gone missing after arriving in Rawalpindi on Oct 16, 2021 and her body was exhumed by police on December 25.

A missing person's complaint following Swati's disappearance was filed by Abdullah Mehdi Ali, a resident of Hayatabad Peshawar, who identified himself as the woman's son.

By January 4, 2022, police had arrested six accused in the murder case, including Hurriatullah, the father of Bangash, and Sultan, his servant. The five accused apart from...

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