Three death sentences awarded to man for raping, murdering minor


A court in Dera Ismail (DI) Khan has awarded three death sentences to a man who raped and murdered a minor girl last year, a private media outlet reported.

According to reports, Additional Sessions Judge Usman Wali Khan also slapped a Rs900,000 penalty on Muhammad Bilal for raping and murdering the six-year-old girl.

The verdict was based on section 364-A, 376-C and section 302 of the Pakistan penal code, which include the sections of abduction, rape and murder.

The six-year-old victim had disappeared from a wedding ceremony on January 26, 2017, in DI Khan after her family was threatened by the convict on refusing her hand for marriage.

The body of the deceased was recovered from a sugarcane field two days later.

The police had arrested Bilal on the grounds of doubts and during physical remand, he had admitted to abducting, raping and murdering the minor.

During the course of investigation, it was revealed that the convict was also involved in abducting and raping two other minor girls of the same village.