GB court sentences three rapists to death
By Tanveer Ahmed
Gilgit (TP) December 7, 2020: Anti-Terrorism Court in Gilgit on Monday awarded death sentence to three accused after they were found guilty of raping a woman in the Shigar district.
The court also imposed a fine of Rs1 million on each convict.
ATC judge Mehmood Al-Hassan sentenced Abid Hussain, Sakhawat Ali and Asghar Ali to death and fined them Rs1 million each for raping a woman in the Arandu Shigar.
According to the court trial, the three convicted perpetrators raped the victim for seven months before Chief Justice Chief Court Gilgit-Baltistan Malik Haq Nawaz took notice of the issue after it came to the fore through the new broke out on social media.
The GB chief court judge had ordered an immediate action against the rapists and the ATC court completed the trial in a short period of one month. The court sentenced them on the basis of evidence brought forward by the witnessed.
A first information report (FIR) of the incident was filed on September 20 while the trial began on November 20.