06 December 2017 :
An anti-terrorism court in Pakistan sentenced a 20-year-old woman to death for killing her 'estranged' lover by throwing acid on him.
The anti-terrorism court (ATC) in Multan district sentenced Shamira to death and life imprisonment for killing 23-year-old Sadaqat Ali in 2016.
"This is probably a first case in the country in which a woman was handed down death sentence in an acid throwing case," rights activist Abdullah Malik said.
She had killed Sadaqat after inviting him to her residence. Shamria had confessed her crime in the court. She also told that she had relations with Sadaqat Ali.
"He despised me and was going to marry another girl...I could not bear this humiliation and threw acid on him," a police official quoted her statement.
Shamria said she did not wanted to kill him. "I only wanted to make sure that he could not marry someone else," she said.