The Dallas Morning News

Pakistani to die for rape, killing of girl, 7


ISLAMABAD — An antiterror­ism court in Pakistan on Saturday sentenced a man to death for the murder and rape of a 7-year-old girl, in a case that caused nationwide outrage and put a spotlight on child sexual abuse in the country.

Imran Ali, 24, was also sentenced to life imprisonme­nt and a large fine was imposed for desecratin­g the dead body of the girl, Zainab Amin.

Ali confessed to raping nine girls, seven of whom he killed over the past 18 months, prosecutor­s said.

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