ATC acquits all jirga members in Ambreen murder case


ABBOTTABAD: An anti-terrorism court has acquitted all the 15 members of the jirga, who had allegedly burned a 16-year-old girl to death in a village of Abbottabad in April 2016 after she allegedly helped a local couple elope.
Ambreen was killed on April 29 on the orders of a jirga for allegedly facilitating another girl Saima’s marriage in Makol Payan village. However, Saima had rejected reports about her relations with the girl.
Announcing the decision in the case, ATC judge Aurangzeb Khattak said that all the accused were being acquitted due to lack of evidence.
The father of the victim girl, Riasat, blamed the police for acquittal of the accused, saying that the police did not carried out proper investigation. He said that he wanted to challenge the decision in High court, but could not afford. He demanded of the prime minister and chief justice of Pakistan to provide him justice.


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