PAKISTAN: MAN SENTENCED TO DEATH FOR RAPING AND KILLING MINOR GIRL
March 30, 2021:
An anti-terrorism court in Pakistan on 27 March 2021 handed down death sentence to a man for raping and murdering a minor girl in 2019 in Punjab province. (Sources: PTI, 29/03/2021)
Judge Nasir Hussain gave the death sentence to Muhammad Imran for her murder and life imprisonment along with a fine of 500,000 Pakistani rupees (USD 3,251) for her kidnapping and rape.
The judge ordered that the amount of fine be paid as compensation to the legal heirs of the victim. In case of default of fine, he will have to undergo another six-month imprisonment.
According to the prosecution, Muhammad Imran raped the eight-year-old girl and murdered her in Bahawalpur, 400kms from Lahore, in November 2019.
Police filed a report on the complaint of the victim's father and subsequently arrested the suspect, who confessed to the crime.