Verdict in Afrasheem murder case expected tomorrow

A verdict in the trial of Hussain Humam, the chief suspect in the brutal murder of MP Afrasheem Ali in October 2012, is expected tomorrow.

The final hearing of the case has been scheduled for 10:00am at the Criminal Court. The late moderate religious scholar’s heirs have all asked the court for the death penalty.

Humam had initially confessed to the murder, but later withdrew his statement claiming it had been extracted by the police under duress.

Humam is already serving a seven-year jail sentence for drug abuse.