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Skardu rape case: 2 handed down death sentence

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GILGIT: An anti-terrorism court in Gilgit handed down a death sentence to two culprits for raping a girl student in Skardu town in Gilgit-Baltistan earlier this year.

The verdict was announced by judge Raja Shehbaz Khan on Tuesday, a source told the High Asia Herald said on Wednesday.

In addition to the death sentence, the court also sentenced both men to 34 years of imprisonment which they will have to serve before being sent to the gallows.

The rape victim, an 11th-grade student, was returning home from a tuition centre in March when she was abducted by Shakeel Ahmed and Ahmed Hussain. They took her to a nearby house where she was raped.

Shakeel and Hussain were arrested the next day following a complaint by the victim’s father. The case was referred to an anti-terrorism court which announced the decision within four months.

Meanwhile, Gilgit police booked three men under the Anti-Terrorism Act for allegedly gang-raping a 20-year-old woman in Gilgit on July 26. The victim, a resident of Gojal Valley and an undergraduate student, was allegedly gang-raped by Zulfiqar, Asif and Adnan.

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