J&K court awards life sentence to man in 2022 acid attack case

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Srinagar: A court here has given life imprisonment to a man in a 2022 acid attack case and also imposed a fine of Rs 40 lakh that would be recovered from his property.

The victim girl was attacked on February 1, 2022 by two people, one of whom was a juvenile, who wanted to “teach her a lesson and take revenge” on her for spurning a marriage proposal.

“The court awards life imprisonment to the convict while terming the case a brutal and inhuman act. The accused, Sajid Rather, has been convicted under 326 A and section 34 of IPC.

“The court has also imposed a fine or Rs 40 lakh. The fine can be recovered from his property. The fine has been imposed under section 421 (1) (b),” victim’s counsel Mir Naveed Gul said.

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