Taxila (Staff Report): A court has sentenced Ishfaq, a local leader of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), to 20 years in jail and imposed a Rs100,000 fine for raping a 13-year-old girl.
According to reports, Additional and Sessions Judge Taxila Malik Ahmed Arshad Mahmood acquitted two brothers of the prime convict for lack of evidence against them.
The court also handed a three-year prison sentence to a doctor for her involvement in an abortion performed on the girl.
In 2015, the mother of the victim had lodged a case against the prime convict Ishfaq, his two brothers and the doctor.
She had contended that the prime convict — who is a cousin of the victim's father — and his two brothers raped her then 13-year-old daughter at gunpoint at his home.
Later, when the convict came to know the victim was pregnant, he had a doctor perform an abortion on her at a private clinic.