Suspect indicted in Chunian rape, murder case

Updated December 10, 2019

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Sohail Shahzad had been charged with kidnapping, raping and killing four minor boys. Their bodies were recovered from sand dunes in and around Chunian Industrial Area. — File
Sohail Shahzad had been charged with kidnapping, raping and killing four minor boys. Their bodies were recovered from sand dunes in and around Chunian Industrial Area. — File

LAHORE: An anti-terrorism court (ATC) on Monday indicted the alleged rapist-cum-killer of several minor boys of Chunian in one of the cases during the first hearing of jail trial.

ATC Judge Abdul Qayyum Khan commenced the trial in Kot Lakhpat Jail when Special Prosecutor Abdul Rauf Wattoo presented the charge sheet against Sohail Shahzad in the murder case of a minor victim, Faizan.

The prosecutor read the charges before the court while the suspect denied the same and opted to defend the case.

The judge also recorded statements of 12 prosecution witnesses and adjourned further hearing till Dec 10 (today).

Shahzad had been charged with kidnapping, raping and killing four minor boys. Three of them were residents of Chunian’s Ghosia Colony and one of Rana Town. Their bodies were recovered from sand dunes in and around the Chunian Industrial Area.

Published in Dawn, December 10th, 2019