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Court sentences man to death for raping a student in Lahore

SAMAA | - Posted: Jan 18, 2019 | Last Updated: 1 year ago
SAMAA |
Posted: Jan 18, 2019 | Last Updated: 1 year ago
Court sentences man to death for raping a student in Lahore

The accused also has to pay a fine of Rs500,000

An additional sessions judge in Lahore sentenced on Friday a man to death for raping a medical student.

The accused, Waqas Khalid, was also awarded life imprisonment and has to pay a fine of Rs500,000.

A case had been registered against the accused in the Quaid-e-Azam Industrial Estate police station in 2016 for kidnapping and raping a medical student.

A government lawyer said the man’s crime was proved through the arguments and witnesses presented in court.

Khalid has been sentenced to death under Section 376(2) (punishment of rape) of the Pakistan Penal Code. He was handed life imprisonment under Section 366 (kidnapping, abducting or inducing woman to compel her marriage) of the PPC.

Related: Man sentenced to death for raping, murdering six-year-old

In December last year, an additional sessions judge had awarded three death sentences to a man accused of raping and murdering a six-year-old girl. The child had gone missing during a wedding ceremony on January 26, 2017. Her body was found in a field the next day.

The Dera Ismail Khan police had later arrested Muhammad Bilal, a relative of the deceased. During interrogation, the accused confessed to raping and murdering the child. The medico-legal report had confirmed that Usman had raped her and then strangled her to death.

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