A Pakistani court on Tuesday handed 20 times death sentence to four convicts involved in the killing of 20 people at a shrine in the country’s northeastern Punjab province in 2017, local media reported.
The anti-terrorism court in Sargodha district announced the verdict and awarded death sentences to custodian of a shrine and his three accomplices , according to ARY News, a local broadcaster.
The court also ordered to confiscate their properties.
In April 2017, Abdul Waheed, a purported custodian of a shrine, killed 20 people -- including four women -- and injured three others after intoxicating them.
The so-called custodian first used some drinks to intoxicate his two dozen disciples, and later killed them with the help of his three accomplices by using clubs and daggers.Anadolu Agency website contains only a portion of the news stories offered to subscribers in the AA News Broadcasting System (HAS), and in summarized form. Please contact us for subscription options.