In a shocking verdict, Islamabad District and Sessions Court has sentenced TikToker Mohammad Niaz, also known as Alyaan, to death for the heinous crimes of vehicle theft and the murder of 28-year-old Khurram Akbar.
The judgment, delivered by Additional Sessions Judge Tahir Abbas Sipra, revealed a harrowing incident where Alyaan forcibly took Akbar’s car, murdered him, and fled the scene.
The crime unfolded in May of the previous year, marking a disturbing episode that highlights the dark side of social media influencers.
Judge Sipra emphasized the gravity of the offense, stating, “Accused Aliyaan identified the crime scene himself.” Additionally, the recovery of a 30-bore pistol from the accused added weight to the conviction.
The sentence reflects a pivotal moment in the legal system’s response to crimes committed by individuals in the digital realm, bringing accountability to those who misuse their online influence.
The legal proceedings revealed a compelling case against Alyaan, who attempted to plead innocence, claiming to be in Peshawar at the time of the murder. However, the absence of concrete evidence supporting this alibi led to the rejection of his plea.
The prosecution highlighted the recovery of a 30-bore pistol hidden near the crime scene, confirmed through forensic testing, linking it directly to the murder.
Witnesses provided crucial testimony against Alyaan, culminating in the court’s decision to sentence him to death for murder and seven years of imprisonment for car snatching.