Khadija Siddique’s stabbing convict acquitted by LHC

LAHORE: The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Monday has accepted the acquittal plea of convict Shah Hussain, who had been sentenced for attacking his fellow Khadija Siddique, Newsone reported.

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In July 2017, Shah Hussain was found guilty of stabbing Khadija at least 23 times on Lahore’s Davis Road and was sentenced to five years in prison by a trial court.

Justice Sardar Ahmed Naeem accepted the acquittal appeal of Hussain after hearing arguments from the lawyers of the defence and prosecution. The judgment was announced through a short order.

Khadija took to twitter and announced the acquittal of Shah Hussain.

Social activist, lawyers and others have shown their reaction on twiiter in support of Khadija Sidique. Justice for Khadija has also become top trend on twiiter hours after the verdict announced by LHC.

On May 3, 2016, Khadija went to Davis Road to pick up her sister from school. When the two were about to get into the car, the convict attacked her. The victim said her younger sister was also injured. As the attacker tried to flee, she grabbed him and his helmet fell off. This helped her establish that Shah Hussain was indeed the assailant.

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