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Nimroz court sentence 2 alleged kidnappers to death

Nimroz court sentence 2 alleged kidnappers to death

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Apr 03, 2016 - 16:01

ZARANJ (Pajhwok): A primary court in southwestern Nimroz province on Sunday sentenced two men to death on charges of kidnapping and killing a 5-year-old child.

Qazi Noor Ahmad, acting head of the appellant court, said Zakria, 5, was killed after being kidnapped from the provincial capital Zaranj three months ago.

He added police had arrested four people red-handed while burying the child’s corpse in a house. The four accused were present in the primary court.

Of them, two were sentenced to death and two others acquitted for lack of evidence of their involvement in the kidnap-slaying incident, Ahmad continued.

He explained the decision of the primary court was not final and the accused could appeal it in the appellant court.

Abdul Qayyum, grandfather of the child, praised the primary court verdict, urging its implementation at the earliest possible. He said the decision’s enforcement would discourage kidnappers and their ensure protection of children.

Maulviinfo-icon Bashir Ahmad,a religious scholar, said: “We want the implementation of the court’s decision and request judicial organisations to punish the kidnappers.” The kidnappers had demanded 500,000 afghanis in ransom.

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