Pakistan court sentences child killer to death

Feb 18, 2018, 03:04
Pakistan court sentences child killer to death

On January 9, a police constable recovered her body from a heap of rubbish.

Earlier, his lawyer had withdrawn from the case after Ali had confessed to the crime, it was reported. Police officers resorted to aerial firing when violent protesters tried to storm commissioner office, killing two people and injuring three others.

The Lahore High Court has directed the trial court to give a verdict within seven days of the suspect's indictment.

According to the victim's father Ameen Ansari, Ali - who lived nearby - had taken part in the initial protests that erupted after Zainab's body was discovered.

On Monday, the anti-terrorism court had indicted Ali and started regular proceedings after he refused to accept the charges levelled against him by the police.

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The Anti-Terrorism Act 1997 also requires trial court to proceed with the trial on day-to-day basis and decide the case within seven working days.

The verdict also announced a one-million-rupee fine ($10,000) for the accused, Ehtasham Qadir, prosecutor general Punjab, told reporters.

The brutal rape and murder of the child had sparked outrage and protests across the country. Eihtesham Qadir Shah also monitored the trial proceedings on the instructions of the Supreme Court that had taken a suo motu notice of the Zainab case.

Imran Ali has been charged with kidnapping, for rape, murder, and under Section 7-ATA.

Law enforcement agencies came under mounting pressure to find the killer of Zainab and other children in the region. During the search, DNA tests were conducted on more than 1,100 people living in the area.

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He confessed after police investigators said they had matched DNA from nine victims, including Zainab, with Ali.

A three-member prosecution team led by Abdul Rauf Wattoo assisted the court.

Many Pakistanis, including Zainab's parents, have demanded Ali be publicly executed.

The rape and murder of Zainab Ansari was the 12th such case in Kasur district in the a year ago, according to local media reports. Meanwhile, accused counsel Mehr Shakeel decided not to plead the case after his confessional statement.

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