Karachi: A court convicted a man of rape and sentenced him to 10 years’ imprisonment on Wednesday.
Ayaz Khan had raped six-year-old girl on September 6, 2011.
The father of the girl, Sadaqat Shah, had lodged an FIR at Mochkko police station, alleging that Khan, a neighbour, lured his daughter away by offering to buy her sweets and then raped her.
Additional District and Sessions Judge (West) Zahida Sikandar, who heard 11 witnesses and examined medical reports, observed that the charges had been proved against the accused and he was liable to undergo an imprisonment of 10 years.
Meanwhile, Additional District and Sessions Judge Irfan Ahmed granted bail to Mujahid alias Kallo for Rs500,000 in a murder case.
Mujahid had been in jail for the last four years, but no witness turned up to give evidence against him.
According to the prosecution, he had killed a man, Tajuddin, on September 12, 2009 in Pak Colony. The court had been issuing summons to 11 prosecution witnesses for appearance. The court noted that despite the issuance of summons and notices, no witnesses had ever appeared and it would be unjust not to grant bail to the accused.
The court denied bail to a man, Syed Akbar, who is facing charges of involvement in police encounters and illegal possession of arms. The court rejected his bail, saying that it had to examine witnesses in the case.