Man sentenced to life for killing boy

A man has been given a life imprisonment sentence and fined Rs800,000 for the murder of a young boy in January 2021. The incident occurred in village Rasoolpura, under the jurisdiction of Ganda Singh police.

The convict, Yaseen, accompanied by three unidentified accomplices, took the 10-year-old victim to a nearby field with the intention of committing rape. When the boy resisted, Yaseen slit his throat, resulting in the victim’s death two days later. Additional Sessions Judge Sajawal Khan of the Gender-Based Violence Court imposed a life sentence and a fine of Rs300,000, with an additional six months of imprisonment for defaulting on payment.

Furthermore, the court ordered the convict to pay Rs500,000 as compensation to the deceased’s legal heirs under Section 544 of the Criminal Procedure Code, with a further six months of imprisonment for non-payment. The court considered the period the convict spent in custody as an under-trial prisoner under Section 382-B of the CrPC.


Widow subjected to torture by brothers-in-law in land dispute

In a land dispute at Mauza Binda Ishaq Basti Jhabeel in Jatoi tehsil, three men allegedly tortured their widowed sister-in-law. Faiz Bakhsh, along with his brothers Sadiq Hussain and Khadim Hussain, demolished the wall of their sister-in-law Salamat Mai’s house, subjected her to physical abuse, and tore her clothes before fleeing the scene.

The victim reported that she contacted the helpline but received help only after approaching the IG office in Lahore. She accused her brother-in-law Faiz of attempting to marry her in order to seize her property. The police are currently conducting raids to apprehend the suspects.


Bail denied to suspect in assault and illegal detention case

The Peshawar High Court has rejected the bail plea of a man accused of sexually assaulting an Afghan woman, recording explicit videos of her, and unlawfully confining her minor daughter.

During the hearing, Justice Sahibzada Asadullah stated that the evidence clearly indicated the direct involvement of the suspect, Naseem Khan, and the recovery of the minor girl from his premises. The judge concluded that the circumstances of the case did not warrant the release of the petitioner on bail.

The case, filed under various sections of the Pakistan Penal Code, KP Child Protection and Welfare Act, and the Prevention of Electronic Crimes Act, pertains to the complainant’s allegations of being sexually assaulted, recorded without consent, and her daughter being held against her will by the suspect. The suspect’s lawyer argued for bail, pointing out that two co-accused had already been granted bail.


Hospital declines treatment for HIV/AIDS patients

The Dr. Ruth KM Pfau Civil Hospital in Karachi has reportedly refused to provide treatment to them to three transgender individuals, Monica, Nikori, and Mai Jan, who are suffering from HIV/AIDS.

In response to a petition filed on the matter, the Sindh High Court has issued notices to the Minister of Health and the hospital’s MS Civil Hospital. Chief Justice Ahmad Ali Shaikh presided over the two-member bench hearing the case. Advocate Sara Malkani, representing the petitioner, raised concerns regarding the denial of medical care by the hospital administration.


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