PAKISTAN: RAPIST, KILLER OF YOUNG GIRL SENTENCED TO DEATH ON THREE COUNTS
October 25, 2023:
Peshawar Judge of Child Protection Court, Hina Mehwish, on October 19, 2023 awarded three death sentences and a fine of Rs one million to an accused for molesting and later burning the body of an eight-year-old girl some three years ago. (Source: APP, 20/10/2023)
According to the prosecution, the accused named Asif Raza, alias Malang, had raped an 8-year-old girl and later dumped her body into a graveyard after burning it in the vicinity of Badaber police station.
A case under sections 364, 302, and 376 was registered against the accused at Badaber police station, on the outskirts of Peshawar.
A challan was presented in the court after the completion of the investigation against the accused.
The court, after affirming allegations against the accused as proven, awarded a death sentence on three counts and a fine of Rs 1 million to the accused. The accused had molested and later burnt the body of an eight-year-old girl near Kohat Road on November 18, 2020.
The area people had staged strong protests against this heinous crime for days.