Accused can be punished only on victim’s statement in rape cases: Court rules
LAHORE: The High Court in Lahore, the capital of Punjab province, has ruled that in cases of sexual abuse, even if the medical reports and DNA are not positive, the accused can be punished on the statement of the victim.
According to details, the Lahore High Court issued a 15-page written verdict in the case of rape of a 6-year-old girl by Justice Amjad Rafique. The court ruled that in most cases there was insufficient material for DNA, which could not be used as a basis for a crime.
The verdict said that even if the medical reports and DNA are not positive, the accused can be punished on the statement of the victim.
Kamran and Barkat Ali were the two accused involved in the case. Both the accused were school guards who were booked for raping a 6-year-old schoolgirl in the washroom. Gujranwala police had registered a case of rape against the accused in 2017. ۔
The trial court had sentenced Kamran to life imprisonment while acquitting Barkat Ali. Also rejected
According to the decision of the Lahore High Court, the trial court has given its verdict in the light of the law.