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Accused on death row dies of heart attack in Vehari jail

VEHARI, Jan 07 (INP): An accused on death row died of heart attack in district jail here on Wednesday. Mehtab Ahmed who was arrested by city police station Melsi in murder case and was awarded death sentence by court was imprisoned at District Jail. The accused suffered hearth attack on Wednesday morning and expired before he could be shifted to hospital for medical aid. It should be mentioned that since the ban on execution of death row prisoners lifted, several culprits were hanged and political forces have developed consensus to establish military courts to tackle terrorism related cases, eight accused of death sentence have died of heart attack while two committed suicide before their execution.

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