After 13 years a local court here today convicted three persons in an acid attack case.
The court also convicted another person of culpable homicide not amounting to murder.
The accused Nazir Ahmad Mir, Showkat Ahmad Mir and Muhamad Younis Mir all residents of Ratnipora area had been booked by police for throwing acid on the face of the victim, Gulzar Ahmad Mir also of Rantnipora on May 2002. The victim had lost both his eyes.
A case FIR no 147/2002 Under Section 326 read with 34 RPC stood registered against the trio.
Pronouncing the judgment District Sessions judge Abdul Rashid Malik said, " The offenses against the accused have been proved and hence convicted"
He said that the trio threw the acid on the victim's face intentionally after mutual consent. The case will come up for arguments on quantum of punishment on May 12.
Earlier, the counsel of the accused said that the trio were being framed while the prosecution held that the trio were guilty of the committing the crime.
" The charges against the trio are false," the counsel for accused argued while praying for their acquittal. However, the prosecution pleaded that the offence committed by the them is by far an inhuman act that has ruined the life of the victim and hence deserves no leniency.
Meanwhile, the sessions court also convicted a man for culpable homicide not amounting to murder and other two for voluntarily causing injury to Danish Farooq resulting into his death. The accused Nazir Ahmad Ganai of Wagum, Pulwama, Ghulam Ganai and Maqbool Ganai were facing trial for causing death of Danish Farooq and had been booked under FIR no 251 of 2011 Us 302/ 34 RPC.
" Nazir has been found guilty of culpable homicide while his two associates, Ghulam and Maqbool of voluntarily causing injury," the judge said while pronouncing the judgement.