A gender-based violence court on Thursday sentenced three men to death for the gang-rape of a mentally challenged minor girl, reported Dawn.

As per reports, the court also imposed a fine to compensate the family of the survivor.

The accused abducted a 13-year-old girl from Eisanagar on Aug 21, 2019, held her at a deserted house and raped her. Locals and family found her at the house of Javed, one of the four accused, after they heard the girl crying.

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The survivor’s father filed an FIR at the B-Divison police station near Essa Nagri. The suspects were arrested after their DNA reports confirmed the rape.

Two years later in 2021, Additional District and Sessions Judge Sajawal Khan awarded the death penalty to Javed, Shaimoon Masih and Haroon Masih and acquitted Younis by giving him the benefit of the doubt.