The Anti-Terrorism Court in Lahore today convicted Imran Ali (23) in the rape and murder case of seven-year-old Zainab and slapped ‘four death sentences’ on him.
In addition to the death sentences, the court also sentenced Imran Ali to life imprisonment and has levied a fine of Rs 10 lakh on him.
ZAINAB RAPE AND MURDER CASE
On January 5, Zainab had gone missing while going to a religious tuition center near her house in Kasur city, some 50-km from Lahore.
She was living with her maternal aunt at the time of the incident as her parents were in Saudi Arabia to perform Umrah.
After her abduction, a CCTV footage showed her walking with a stranger near the Peerowala Road.
On January 9, her body was recovered from a heap of garbage near the Shahbaz Khan Road, following which an autopsy report confirmed rape.
Violent protests gripped the Kasur city following Zainab’s murder that also claimed two lives. The Zainab incident also stirred a national outcry demanding justice for her.