PAKISTAN: RAPIST, KILLER OF EIGHT-YEAR-OLD SENTENCED TO DEATH
November 29, 2013: A man was sentenced to death in Pakistan for raping and killing an eight-year-old girl in 2006.
The additional district and sessions court (west) awarded Siddique the capital punishment for the murder and 25 yearsâ imprisonment for the rape.
During the trial, five prosecution witnesses testified under Section 164 of the Criminal Procedure Code. Some of them identified him.
Siddique lured the girl away by offering to buy her toffees in Sector 12-L of Orangi Town on August 10, 2006.
He took the girl to a vacant quarter in the same area and raped her. He then strangled her and dumped her body in a garbage dump.
The father of the victim, Muhammad Israel, lodged a case against the accused at the Pakistan Bazaar police station.
Later, police arrested the accused, who confessed to his crime.
Concluding the trial, the judge declared that the prosecution had proved the charges, and ordered that the convict be hanged till death. (Sources: thenews.com.pk, 29/11/2013)