LAHORE: The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Monday acquitted Shah Hussain, who had been sentenced for attacking Khadija Siddiqui.
The decision was announced by LHC judge, Justice Ahmed Naeem after hearing arguments from both parties.
In July 2017, Shah Hussain was found guilty of stabbing Khadija at least 23 times on Lahore’s Davis Road.
The single bench of the LHC acquitted the convict today, giving him the benefit of doubt, after he appealed against his five-year sentence.
During the proceedings, the convict’s lawyer stated that his client has been facing punishment over baseless allegations.
He said that Shah Hussain was not present at the time of the attack and the evidence against him is insufficient. Following the arguments, the LHC acquitted the convict.
After the verdict came in favour of Hussain, #JusticeForKhadija became a top trend on social media.