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Couple sentenced to death by Kirkuk court over murdering Kurdish policeman

  2021-06-15  | 
 Zhyan News Network
Kirkuk Criminal Court sentences a husband and wife to death on charges of beheading Bahjat Anwar, a Kurdish ethnic police officer, Kirkuk on May 24,2020 Photo of courtesy of social media
 Zhyan News Network

SULAIMANI – Kirkuk Criminal Court on Tuesday (June 15) sentenced two convicts to death on charges of beheading a Kurdish ethnic police officer over a year ago in the disputed city of Kirkuk, a source told Zhyan News Network.

On May 24, 2020, the body of Bahjat Anwar, an emergency police commissioner, was found decapitated and wrapped in a blanket on a main street in the disputed city of Kirkuk after he was missing for about 24 hours. 

The two convicts were a wife and a husband who were sentenced to capital punishment by the court in accordance with article 406 of the Iraqi Penal Code, an anonymous source told Zhyan News Network. 

Two firearms including a hunting rifle and pistol and two knives were found in the convicts’ house, added the source. 

The two convicts had said that they abducted the policeman and stole his money worth of 1.5 million Iraqi dinars (about $1,000) before beheading and discarding him on a street in Kirkuk. 

(Zhyan English)