Death sentence of 2003 Rimsha rape case convict upheld by SC | Pakistan Today

Death sentence of 2003 Rimsha rape case convict upheld by SC

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.



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