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Petition filed in Pak court seeking death for killer of minor girl

Press Trust of India  |  Lahore 

A petition was filed in the High Court on Saturday seeking the death penalty for a killer of a minor girl in province of

The anti-terrorism court here on Friday issued death warrants for Imran Ali, 23, to be hanged on October 17 in central jail in

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 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.

A two-member LHC bench comprising Justice and Justice will hear the appeal on October 15.

The Lahore High Court, the and the had rejected Ali's mercy plea.

Ali reportedly confessed to his crime, saying he became a "pervert" due to an addiction of watching child pornography on the Internet, a informed.

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First Published: Sat, October 13 2018. 16:40 IST