PAKISTAN: Court sentences man who raped, murdered 7-yr-old girl
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PAKISTAN: Court sentences man who raped, murdered 7-yr-old girl



PAKISTAN: Court sentences man who raped, murdered 7-yr-old girl

A court in Pakistan has sentenced the man who raped and murdered a 7-year-old girl identified as Zainab Ansari in the central Punjab province of the country last month for his crime.

The killer, Mohammad Imran Ali was paraded for trial before the country’s special anti-terrorism court held in the eastern city Lahore.

Imran was arrested two weeks after he committed the crime that ignited nationwide protests.

“I am very thankful to the chief justice; he treated Zainab like his own daughter,” Zainab’s father Amin Ansari told Al Jazeera.

Imran Ali is sentenced to death on four counts but Zainab’s mother deems this as insufficient for the crimes he committed.

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“I want him hanged where he threw Zainab’s body. And he should be stoned. Hanging him is just ordinary for him,” Nusrat Amin told Al Jazeera.

“Everyone should take part in stoning him. And this thing about four hangings, one hanging, two hangings, what difference does it make? I want him hanged where he killed my girl.”

According to a police official, the autopsy of the girl who was found dead in a rubbish dump on January 9 in Kasur revealed she had been raped and strangled to death by the suspect.

Footage from closed-circuit television showed the victim being led down a street near her home by the suspect and her body was found in a rubbish dump after she went missing for four days.




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