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Rapist, killer of eight-year-old sentenced to death

Rapist, killer of eight-year-old sentenced to death

Karachi: A man was sentenced to death for raping and killing an eight-year-old girl in 2006.

The additional district and sessions court (west) awarded Siddique the capital punishment for the murder and 25 years’ imprisonment for the rape.

During the trial, five prosecution witnesses testified under Section 164 of the Criminal Procedure Code. Some of them identified him.

Siddique lured the girl away by offering to buy her toffees in Sector 12-L of Orangi Town on August 10, 2006.

He took the girl to a vacant quarter in the same area and raped her. He then strangled her and dumped her body in a garbage dump.

The father of the victim, Muhammad Israel, lodged a case against the accused at the Pakistan Bazaar police station.

Later, police arrested the accused, who confessed to his crime.

Concluding the trial, the judge declared that the prosecution had proved the charges, and ordered that the convict be hanged till death.

After the sentencing, the convict was taken back to the central prison.

TDAP graft case

Judicial Magistrate (South) Noor Muhammad Kalmati on Thursday remanded former TDAP director general Abdul Karim Dawoodpota and ex-CEO Javed Akbar in the FIA custody till December 2.

During the proceedings, the investigation officer told the court that the two former officials of the Trade Development Authority of Pakistan were involved in corruption of billions of rupees, and he needed to interrogate them further.

Former TDAP chief Tariq Iqbalpuri along with other accused has been arrested.

The investigation officer charged that Dawoodpota and Akbar misappropriated huge funds in the name of promoting products of the country abroad, causing a loss of more than Rs100 million.

The court allowed the physical remand of the two till December 2.

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