The Supreme Court (SC) on Wednesday denied the appeal of the accused in the 2003 case pertaining to the rape of a minor and upheld the death sentence which had previously been awarded to accused Shabaan.
Meanwhile, the sentence of the co-accused Qaiser had been commuted to life imprisonment.
The decision came while the court was hearing an appeal for a case pertaining to the rape and murder of 3-year-old Rimsha in Muridke in 2003.
During the hearing, Justice Qazi Amin said the statements of the criminals’ own witnesses also go against them.
“Why would a person whose minor daughter is killed make a false accusation against someone?” Justice Amin asked.
The top court judge added that regarding crimes as serious as this, one cannot be released over “technical” reasons.