BADIN: The teacher of a seminary and his three associates were convicted in a gang rape and murder case of a 10-year-old girl student in 2014.

The FIR against Ghulam Murtaza Shar and his associates Waseem Arain, Bilawal Arain and Adil was lodged by the victim’s father on April 10, 2014 at Kadhan police station. The rape and murder of the girl had triggered protests by the Arain community in Kadhan and some other towns of Badin taluka over the next few weeks.

On Tuesday, the Second Additional Sessions Judge of Badin, Abdul Wahab Tunio, pronounced his judgement in the case. Shar was sentenced to death and his three accomplices to life imprisonment.

Published in Dawn, February 7th, 2018

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