The anti-terrorism court here on Friday issued death warrants for Imran Ali, 23, to be hanged on October 17 in central jail in Lahore.
In January, police arrested Ali two weeks after he allegedly raped and killed a seven-year-old girl and threw her body into a garbage dump in the city of Kasur, some 50 kms from Lahore. The murder drew nationwide outrage and condemnation, and triggered violent protests that claimed two lives.
On Saturday, Amin Ansari, the father of the girl, filed another petition in the high court seeking "public hanging" of Ali.
The petitioner said, "The murderer of my daughter should be given exemplary punishment so as to avoid any such tragedy in future".
In his previous petition, Ansari had demanded that the murderer of his daughter should be hanged on the spot where he had killed her. The girl's mother had said that the suspect should be stoned to death.
Ali reportedly confessed to his crime, saying he became a "pervert" due to an addiction of watching child pornography on the Internet, a law officer informed.
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