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60-year-old disabled man gets jail for sexually abusing eight-year-old girl in Pak

Press Trust of India  |  Lahore 

A on Tuesday sentenced a 60-year-old disabled man to six-year imprisonment for sexually abusing an eight-year-old girl.

Lahore's Additional District and Sessions announced the verdict as prosecution established the case that suspect, Muzaffar Hussain, sexually abused the girl at his house.

However, the prosecution failed to establish that the suspect committed

The convict was present in the court on a wheelchair when the announced the verdict. The court also imposed a of Rs 500,000 on him.

In case of his failure to pay the fine, he will have to serve five more years in jail.

police had lodged a case in 2017 against the convict under sections 376, 364, and 377-A & B of Pakistan Penal Code (PPC). The sections deal with offence of rape, kidnapping and The incident took place at Batapur area close to Wagah border. Police arrested the suspect later last year.

Hashim Niazi, the convict's counsel, argued in the court that police medical report had clearly established that Hussain was unable to perform the alleged act of rape, therefore, police at a later stage on investigation included offences of and kidnapping in the FIR.

He claimed that the girl's father implicated Hussain in a false case only to settle a property dispute with him.

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First Published: Tue, October 09 2018. 23:50 IST