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Rapist, killer of minor hanged in Gujranwala

Rapist, killer of minor hanged in Gujranwala

GUJRANWALA: A man convicted for rape and murder of a minor boy was hanged in the central jail here on Wednesday.

According to Jail Superintendent Chaudhry Asghar, convict Qasir Shah had murdered seven-year-old Ayan after subjecting him to rape at Walgan Sagyan village in Sukhayki area of Hafizabad district in 2006.

According to the prosecution, Shah lured the minor, who was playing outside his house, to fields, where he raped and then killed him.

The victim’s parents, after failing to find the boy, lodged a case with police. Later, the body of the minor was found in a pond near the village.

The police took Shah into custody on suspicion who during interrogation confessed to have committed the heinous crime.

District and Sessions Judge Ashtar Abbas handed down death sentence to the culprit who was hanged in the central jail.

Published in Dawn, July 6th, 2017

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