Pakistan: Christian man sentenced to 22 years for rape by kidnapping a woman Pakistan Christian man sentenced to 22 years for rape by kidnapping woman
Pakistani Court (symbolic photo)
Lahore: A special court in Pakistan on Monday sentenced a Christian man to 22 years in prison and a fine of Rs 3 lakh after being found guilty of raping and kidnapping a woman in Pakistan. A special court in Lahore on gender violence sentenced Samson Masih to 22 years in prison after finding him guilty of raping and kidnapping a 25-year-old girl from his locality.
Last year, the police had registered a case against Masih on the complaint of the victim’s family. According to the complaint, the accused kidnapped her from outside the victim’s house and took her to an undisclosed location for a month and sexually assaulted her. .
15 years for rape and seven years in prison for kidnapping
The police traced Masih through the location of his mobile and rescued the woman. The prosecution produced 10 eyewitnesses in the case. Judge Jamshed Mubarak sentenced him to 15 years in prison for rape and seven years for kidnapping. Besides, a fine of Rs 3 lakh was also imposed.
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