Khadim Hussain, after spending 14 years in jail and having been sentenced to death thrice for the kidnapping, rape and murder of a 10-year-old boy, has been acquitted by the Supreme Court (SC) due to lack of concrete evidence.
The case was from 2006, regarding the murder-and-rape of a boy in the Bani area of Rawalpindi whose body was recovered from the jurisdiction of the Golra Police Station in Islamabad.
SC’s Shariat Appellate Bench, headed by Justice Mushir Alam and comprising of four other members, heard the appeal.
Hussain had previously been sentenced to death on each of the charges, but his lawyer, Akram Gondal, argued before the SC that Hussain’s name had not appeared on the first information report (FIR) and that the evidence had been forged after the arrest.
The SC acquitted Khadim due to lack of concrete evidence, adding that the prosecution failed to prove the case.