PAKISTAN: THREE AWARDED DEATH PENALTY FOR RAPING WOMAN
December 8, 2020:
A Gilgit court on 7 December 2020 sentenced three accused to death after they were found guilty on subjecting a woman to sexual abuse in Gilgit Baltistan’s Shigar. (Sources: Daily Pakistan, 07/12/2020)
The convicts, identified as Abid Hassan, Sakhawat and Asghar were also directed to furnish a fine of Rs1 million each.
They are charged for sexually abusing the woman for seven months. The court wrapped up the trial proceedings within a month by hearing the case on daily basis.
Chief Justice of Gilgit Baltistan Chief Court Malik Haq Nawaz had taken notice of the incident after it came to light.
A first information report (FIR) of the incident was filed on 20 September, while the trial began on 20 November.