Three awarded death penalty for raping woman in GB

GILGIT – A Gilgit court on Monday sentenced three accused to death after they were found guilty on subjecting a woman to sexual abuse in Gilgit Baltistan’s Shigar.

The convicts, identified as Abid Hassan, Sakhawat and Asghar were also directed to furnish a fine of Rs1 million each.

They are charged for sexually abusing the woman for seven months. The court wrapped up the trial proceedings within a month by hearing the case on daily basis.
Chief Justice of Gilgit Baltistan Chief Court Malik Haq Nawaz had taken notice of the incident after it came to light.

A first information report (FIR) of the incident was filed on September 20, while the trial began on November 20.