An anti-terrorism court (ATC) found the prime accused for the rape and murder of a minor Pakistani girl guilty according to latest reports.
According to Dawn, Imran Ali has been handed four counts of death penalty, one life time and Rs3.2m (Dh106,000 approx) in fines. The death penalties were for the kidnap, rape, murder of Zainab; and one for committing an act of terrorism. The life sentence was for sodomy and another penalty was imposed for hiding the body in a trash heap.
The verdict was announced at Lahore’s Central Jail on Saturday.
Earlier, Judge Sajjad Ahmad indicted Imran Ali in the murder case of Zainab, who was kidnapped near her aunt’s house in Kasur city on January 4 and found dead in a garbage heap five days later.
Ali, during court proceedings, admitted to the rape and murder of the minor girl.
The Lahore High Court directed the ATC to wrap up the trial within seven days of the suspect’s indictment, Geo News reported.
Ali was arrested on January 23. His DNA also matched samples taken from seven other minor girls who were abused and murdered earlier in Kasur.