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PHC frees rapist after deal to marry sufferer

PESHAWAR: Peshawar Excessive Courtroom (PHC) has freed a rapist after he married his sufferer in a settlement brokered by a council of elders (jirga).

In response to the main points, the choice has outraged rights activists, who say it legitimises sexual violence in opposition to girls in a rustic the place a majority of rape goes unreported.

Dawlat Khan, 25, was sentenced in Might to life imprisonment by a decrease courtroom in Buner district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province for raping a deaf lady.

He was launched from jail on Monday after the Peshawar Excessive Courtroom accepted an out-of-court settlement agreed by the rape survivor’s household.

“The rapist and the sufferer are from the identical prolonged household,” Amjad Ali, Khan’s lawyer, mentioned.

He added that each households have patched up after an settlement was reached with the assistance of native jirga (conventional council). Khan was arrested after his single sufferer delivered a child earlier this 12 months, and a paternity check proved he was the kid’s organic father.

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