Murderer of Zainab, eight minor girls hanged in Lahore
LAHORE (92 News) – Imran Ali, who raped and murdered of at least nine minor girls, including Zainab Ansari in Kasur, was hanged in Lahore’s Kot Lakhpat Jail early Wednesday morning.
The rapist and serial killer was executed at around 5:30am in the presence of both Magistrate Adil Sarwar and the deceased’s father, Muhammad Amin, both of whom arrived early morning at the Kot Lakhpat Jail.
Convicted Imran was awarded a death sentence on 21 counts after he was convicted of the rape and murder of at least eight minor girls, including Zainab.
The gallows was separated from the neck of the convict on the confirmation of death by the jail doctors. Later, the dead body of Imran Ali was handed over to his heirs after completing formal legal proceeding.
On Tuesday, jail authorities arranged the convict’s last meeting with his family, which lasted for some 45 minutes.
On the occasion while speaking to the journalists, Muhammad Amin – the father of Zainab – said that such kind of criminals should be hanged publicly for giving a lesson to all such evil minds. He said that he is satisfied as the murderer of her daughter has met his fate.
An Anti-Terrorism Court Judge, Sajjad Ahmad on Friday had issued black warrants for Imran Ali.
On February 2, an ATC had awarded death sentence to Imran Ali, on the charges of kidnapping, rape and brutal murder of Zainab Amin of Kasur after completing the trial in record seven days time.
On February 17, an anti-terrorism court had sentenced him to death on four counts.
He was awarded a life imprisonment for sodomy and another penalty was for concealing the young girl’s body in a trash heap. The death sentence was for kidnapping, rape, murder and committing an act of terrorism.
The trial was completed in four days and 33 eye-witnesses gave statements during the proceedings. Ali confessed during the trial.
During the investigation, Ali’s DNA matched with the samples collected from Zainab’s body and the bodies of seven other minors.
On June 12, the Supreme Court had rejected his appeal against his death sentence.
A day earlier, a division bench of the high court heard a petition filed by seven-year-old Zainab’s father Amin Ansari for seeking a public hanging of his daughter’s murderer. However, the LHC rejected a petition seeking a public execution Zainab’s rapist and murderer Imran Ali