Zainab murder case: Convict Imran to be hanged on October 17
LAHORE (92 News) – A local court issued death warrants for convict Imran who raped and killed nine teenage girls, including Zainab, for October 17.
The death warrants were issued after President Dr Arif Alvi rejected his clemency plea.
The anti-terrorism court had awarded Imran death on 21 counts in addition to a fine of Rs 30 million. The LHC and SC had upheld his sentence.
Zainab’s rape and murder earlier this year had sparked outrage and protests across the country after the six-year-old, who went missing on January 4, was found dead in a trash heap in Kasur on January 9.
Her case was the twelfth such incident to occur within a 10 kilometre radius in the city over a 12-month period.
The heinous nature of the crime had seen immediate riots break out in Kasur — in which two people were killed — while #JusticeforZainab became a rallying cry for an end to violence against children.