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Court awards six death sentences to child rapist in Lahore

LAHORE: An Anti-terrorism court (ATC) in Lahore awarded six death penalties on three counts to a convict for raping, murdering four minor boys in Chunian.

As per details, ATC Judge Muhammad Iqbal handed life imprisonment twice and six death penalties to convict Sohail Shehzad on three counts in two cases and ordered him to pay a fine of Rs2 million in addition to Rs400,000 compensation to the legal heirs of the victim.

Judge Muhammad Iqbal announced the verdict after recording the statement of the accused under section 342. The court had earlier sentenced Sohail to death in two cases.

In 2019, four children between eight to 12 years of age had gone missing in Chunian city of Punjab’s Kasur district. Later, the police recovered remains of minors who were murdered after being raped. The police apprehended the convict and registered a case against him.

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