Karachi court hands down 10 years to man for raping 6-year-old girl

Published: July 29, 2017
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The judge also ordered Khan to pay a fine of Rs50,000. PHOTO: REUTERS

The judge also ordered Khan to pay a fine of Rs50,000. PHOTO: REUTERS

KARACHI  : A Karachi court sentenced a man to 10 years in prison on Saturday after he was convicted of raping a six-year-old girl two years ago in Korangi.

Additional district and sessions judge for district east Zahiba Khattak handed down the sentence to Hamza Khan, a shopkeeper.

According to the prosecution, in November 2015, the child went to Khan’s shop in Korangi to buy candies where he raped her.

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The court observed that the victim had given an explicit testimony about the incident, while other witnesses had also given statements against Khan and the documentary evidence submitted also proved his crime.

Judge Khattak while pronouncing the judgement ordered Khan to pay a fine of Rs50,000. In case he failed to pay, he would undergo six more months of imprisonment.

The case was registered under Section 376 (rape) of the Pakistan Penal Code on the complaint of the child’s father.

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Reader Comments (3)

  • Nayyar Tareq
    Jul 29, 2017 - 9:19PM

    How horrendous….they should be given a death sentence..Recommend

  • OSD
    Jul 29, 2017 - 9:22PM

    This is not justice. Why only ten years? He has ruined the child’s life. He should be hanged.Recommend

  • Ehsan
    Jul 29, 2017 - 11:43PM

    Very little punishment for as such a huge crime.
    It’s sad to see and unforgivable.

    He should be given far far more severe punishment – death penalty!Recommend

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