Pakistan court overturns sentence of man accused of burning wife alive

Pakistan’s Supreme Court has overturned the life sentence handed to a man accused of burning his wife to death.

Muhammad Imran was sentenced to death by a district court in 2012 after a case was registered against him in Faisalabad.

Upon his appeal, Imran's death sentence was turned into life imprisonment by a high court.

A Supreme Court bench has now said the prosecution was unable to prove the case against Imran and overturned his sentence - noting the woman's medical report, where her injuries indicated a gas cylinder blast.

Chief Justice Asif Saeed Khosa gave Imran benefit of the doubt, stating the medical report contradicts the prosecution's story.

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