PAKISTAN: COURT HANDS DOUBLE DEATH PENALTY TO LAHORE MAN FOR RAPING, MURDERING CHILD
October 30, 2019:
A sessions court in Lahore on 17 October 2019 handed two death penalties, life imprisonment and an Rs700,000 fine to a man for raping and murdering a child. (Sources: pakistantoday.com.pk, 17/10/2019)
Bism Nazim, a resident of Lahore, was arrested for raping and murdering a seven-year-old child in 2017 and had been detained in Kot Lakhpat jail for the past two years. He was arrested by the police from the scene of the crime and a case against him was registered in Sherakot police station.
During the hearing, the state prosecutor told the judge that witnesses and evidence against Nazim had been produced before the court.
Subsequently, additional session judge Sajawal Khan announced the death penalty.