Court sentences man to death for raping medical student in Lahore

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LAHORE: A special Lahore court set up to deal with gender-based violence on Friday sentenced to death a man for the rape of a female medical student.
Announcing the court’s first sexual violence-related verdict of the year, additional sessions judge Rehmat Ali also handed the convict Waqas Khalid a life sentence and a fine of Rs0.5m.
A first investigation report of the crime was filed at Lahore’s Quaid-i-Azam industrial area in 2016. According to the investigation, the young woman was kidnapped, raped and then released by the convict.
The case was registered after a medical examination of the victim was conducted at a private hospital.
According to the verdict, the crime was proven through witness accounts and the government-appointed lawyer’s arguments.
Following the verdict, the convict was escorted out of the premises amid tight security.


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