Pajhwok Services

SMS News Service

Photo Service

Election Coverage

Special Mining Page

Afghan Peace Process Special Page

Addvertise With Pajhwok

Daily Newsletter

Sending Time (GMT / Kabul time)

Suggest a Story

Pajhwok is interested in your story suggestions. Please tell us your thoughts by clicking here.

Death sentence of child rapist upheld

Death sentence of child rapist upheld

Feb 23, 2013 - 21:48

MAZAR-I-SHARIF (PANinfo-icon): The Appellant Court on Saturday upheld the death sentence awarded to a man for raping a 5-year-old girl in northern Balkh province.

The ruling came at an open trial in Mazar-i-Sharif, the provincial capital, in presence of both parties to the case, residents and media representatives.

Police had arrested two brothers, Juma Nazar and Juma Murad, in the case that took place three months ago in the Aq Masjid village of Kaldar district.

On January 7, a primary court sentenced to death Juma Nazar and ordered lashes to Juma Murad.

The Appellant Court chief, Qazi Fazluddin, upheld the death sentence awarded to Juma Nazar, but ruled the accused had the right of appeal against the verdict.      

Nazar denied the charge, insisting being a Muslim, he would never commit such crime. "I am ready to take oath on the holy Quraninfo-icon that I have not did it; I do not know who raped her," he said.

The girl and her parents were present at the courtroom. The father said he was satisfied with the death sentence.



Related Article

Download “Pajhwok” mobile App, on your smartphone to read and access latest news, features, interviews, videos and photos about Afghanistan.


Add new comment



Twitter Update