Death on six counts for Chunian child killer

Published September 15, 2020
Sohail Shahzad, the convict, had already been sentenced to capital punishment in two other identical cases registered by the City Chunian police station in 2019. — File photo
Sohail Shahzad, the convict, had already been sentenced to capital punishment in two other identical cases registered by the City Chunian police station in 2019. — File photo

LAHORE: An anti-terrorism court on Monday handed down death penalty on six counts to a man of Chunian in two more cases of rape-cum-murder.

Sohail Shahzad, the convict, had already been sentenced to capital punishment in two other identical cases registered by the City Chunian police station in 2019 under sections 302, 367-A, 377 of the Pakistan Penal Code and section 7 of Anti-Terrorism Act 1997.

Besides the capital punishment, ATC-II Judge Muhammad Iqbal also handed down life imprisonment to the convict on two counts with a collective fine of Rs6.4 million.

The convict had killed a boy after sexually assaulting him. Later during the investigation he confessed to committing sexual assaults and murders of several children.

Published in Dawn, September 15th, 2020

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