A double murder convict was sent to the gallows here in District Jail in the wee hours of Saturday morning.

Convict Murad Ali, a resident of Mandi Bahauddin, was awarded death sentence by the District and Sessions court in a double murder cases some 17 years ago. The District and Sessions court issued his death warrants following the rejection of his appeals by the apex courts and President of Pakistan. After the execution, his dead body was handed over to the heirs. On the occasion, the Jail authorities took foolproof security measures in and outside of the jail to avert any contingency.