This Article is From Mar 15, 2013

Pakistani man given two death sentences for rape and murder of minor

Lahore: A Pakistani court has awarded two death sentences to a man who raped and killed an eight-year-old girl in the central Punjab province.

Muhammad Usman was sentenced by Additional Sessions Judge Wasimur Rehman Khakwani during a hearing at a court in Lahore on Thursday.

The judge also ordered him to pay a fine of Rupees 2.50 lakh for his offence.

The convict, a resident of Green Town in Lahore, kidnapped Naheem Sonu when she had gone to a market near her home to buy some candies.

He took her to a deserted place and then raped and killed her, prosecutors said.