Peshawar Court acquits rapist after he marries victim
The Peshawar High Court (PHC) has acquitted a rape convict after he married to the 20-year-old victim girl with hearing and speech impairment, a local media reported.
A 2-member special bench of Mingora comprising of Justice Mohammad Naeem Anwar and Justice Mohammad Ijaz Khan heard the petition filed by convict Dawlat Khan, a resident of Buner district.
The court dismissed the case after the families reached comprise.
On August 24, 2020, the Doggar police station launched a first information report (FIR) against man under section 376 (rape) of the Pakistan Penal Code.
A gender-based violence court in Buner had convicted the Dawlat Khan on May 17, 2022, sentencing him to life imprisonment with a fine of Rs100,000, in default of which he had to undergo six months more imprisonment.
After the 20-year-old gave birth to a son and a DNA paternity test established that the man was the boy’s biological father, he was found guilty by the trial court.