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Pakistan high courtroom upholds demise penalty of man who raped 8-year-old woman

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  • SC rejects attraction in opposition to demise penalty in rape case
  • Apex courtroom uphold demise sentence beforehand awarded to the accused
  • Ali Haider alias Pappu, a resident of Vehari, was convicted of raping an eight-year-old woman

The Supreme Courtroom (SC) denied on Friday an attraction in opposition to the demise penalty of a person convicted of raping an eight-year-old woman.

The apex courtroom upheld the demise sentence which had beforehand been awarded to the accused.

The attraction had been filed Ali Haider alias Pappu, a resident of Vehari.

Learn extra: Supreme Courtroom throws out convict’s attraction in opposition to demise sentence in 2003 Rimsha rape, homicide case

A nine-page judgment of the SC has been written by Justice Syed Mansoor Ali Shah, during which it has been directed that the federal government ought to amend part 510 of the Prison Regulation referring to chemical inspection and a replica of the choice to amend the legislation must be despatched to the legislation ministry.

The courtroom dominated that the federal government ought to cease accepting any official forensic report, and that solely DNA experiences be used as admissible proof in rape and homicide circumstances.

In keeping with official statistics from 2020, not less than 11 rape incidents are reported in Pakistan each day with over 22,000 circumstances reported to police throughout the nation within the final six years.

Learn extra: 11 rape incidents reported throughout Pakistan each day

Nevertheless, solely 77 accused have been convicted which is 0.3% of the entire determine.

These statistics had been obtained from the police, Regulation and Justice Fee of Pakistan, Human Rights Fee of Pakistan, the Ladies’s Basis and provincial welfare businesses.

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