RAWALPINDI – A court of law on Saturday awarded double death sentence to three accused for the rape and murder of housemaid in Taxila. Additional and Sessions Judge (ASJ) Khalid Mehmood Cheema awarded the sentence to the accused Nisar Khan, Umer Shehzad and Naheem Sajjad on two counts. The court also imposed Rs 500,000 fine on each accused. The accused had caught a woman while she was going to her workplace in Taxila in September 2020. The troika dragged her to a nearby deserted place and gang raped her and killed her by wrapping a rope around her neck. Taxila police, following the orders of CPO Muhammad Ahsan Younas, had registered a rape and murder case against accused and rounded them later. An investigation team of Rawalpindi police, under the supervision of the than SSP Investigation Muhammad Faisal Kamran, collected evidence in the rape and murder case and got punished the troika by producing in court of law. CPO Muhammad Ahsan Younas also applauded the performance of investigation and legal team of Rawalpindi police. “Harsh punishment to hardcore criminals is the victory of justice,” he said.
Source: The Nation