Karachi: Two sent to prison in child rape, murder case
KARACHI: Two men allegedly involved in the rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl were remanded in prison custody by the administrative judge of the anti-terrorism courts on Saturday.
Police said the suspects were arrested on Dec 20, 2011 during an attempted abduction of another minor girl within the remit of the Jauharabad police station and the next day they were handed over to police on physical remand till Dec 31, 2011.
The investigation officer produced the suspects before the administrative judge of the ATCs, Justice Faisal Arab of the Sindh High Court, on Saturday.
The court sent the suspects in jail custody on judicial remand till Jan 3, 2012 and directed the investigation officer to submit a charge-sheet on the next hearing.
According to the prosecution, the suspects allegedly abducted the girl within the remit of the Jauharabad police station on Dec 16 and killed her and dumped her body in Block 2, Gulistan-i-Jauhar, after sexually assaulting her. The police found the corpse on Dec 14.
A case (FIR 261/11) was registered under Sections 302 (punishment for premeditated murder), 364-A (abduction under the age of ten) and 34 (common intention) of the Pakistan Penal Code read with Section 7 of the Anti-terrorism Act. Later, Section 376 (punishment for rape) of the PPC was also incorporated in the FIR.
Meanwhile, a judicial magistrate (central) on Saturday also remanded the same suspects in police custody for alleged abduction of an underage girl till Jan 3 and directed the IO to file a charge-sheet.
The suspects were booked for abducting a minor girl within the remit of the Jauharabad police station on Dec 20.
A case (FIR 267/11) was registered under Sections 364-A (abduction under the age of 10) and 34 (common intention) of the PPC.