Karachi: Teenager gets death in rape, murder case
KARACHI: A teenager was sentenced to death by an anti-terrorism court on Thursday for raping and killing a minor girl.
The court found Sher Khan guilty of abducting his five-year-old cousin in July 2010 within the remit of the Clifton Police Station and subjecting her to a sexual assault before strangling her to death.
Judge Syed Hasan Shah Bukhari of the ATC-I, who conducted the trial and reserved the verdict after recording the evidence of witnesses and final arguments, read out the conviction order in an open court on Thursday.
The court handed down death sentence to the accused on two counts for the offences he committed under Sections 364-A (kidnapping a person under the age of 10) and 302 (punishment for qatl-i-amd) of the Pakistan Penal Code (PPC).
The accused was also sentenced to life imprisonment (25 years) under Section 376 of the Pakistan Penal Code (PPC) for committing rape.