Prayer leader imprisoned for student’s murder
A prayer leader has been sentenced to prison for killing a student. The verdict was delivered by Additional District and Sessions Judge Chaudhry Naveed Akhtar in a case involving the abduction and murder of an 11-year-old student in Shahpur.
The convict received a 25-year prison term for murder under Section 302 of the Pakistan Penal Code (PPC), along with a 25-year sentence for kidnapping under Section 365 of the PPC. The court also ordered the convict to compensate the victim’s family.
Investigations revealed that the prayer leader, Abu Bakr Siddique, held a grudge against the student’s father, leading to the abduction and brutal murder. The arrest followed a case registered by the Shahpur Saddar police.
Missing Child’s Body Recovered, Raped and Murdered
Missing child’s body found after 5 days, raped and murdered by workshop owner. The Sahianwala police in Faisalabad recovered the body of a 12-year-old boy from a nearby forest.
The boy had been working as an apprentice at the suspect’s motorcycle repair workshop. The suspect confessed to raping and killing the boy, leading the police to the victim’s body. The body, which had been attacked by dogs, has been taken to DHQ Hospital for an autopsy.
Two Professors Suspended for Sexual Harassment at Ghazi University
Two professors have been suspended by the vice chancellor of Ghazi University following an investigation that found them guilty of sexually harassing a student. The case has been referred to the syndicate committee for further action.
The university initially tried to hide the matter but eventually issued a press release after local media reported on it. The press release stated that a student had filed a complaint against the chairman of the Physics Department, Associate Professor Dr. Zafar Wazir. The vice chancellor removed him from his position and suspended him from teaching.
A committee headed by Dr. Saadullah Leghari conducted an inquiry, interviewing 26 individuals and obtaining written responses from the suspects. The probe concluded that both Dr. Zafar Wazir and Associate Professor Dr. Khalid Mehmoodur Rehman were guilty of sexual harassment, with Dr. Zafar Wazir committing the harassment and Dr. Khalid Mehmoodur Rehman aiding him.
The syndicate will now decide whether to terminate the faculty embers or establish an external inquiry committee to evaluate the university’s findings