Rapist Of A Christian Child Sentenced To Lifetime Behind The Bars

Farrukh Saif

June 5, 2022

In a recent episode of sheer devilry, 8 year old Pakistani Christian girl subjected to sexual assault. The incident was reported from a village in vicinity of Sheikhupura, in Pakistan’s Punjab province. The victim (her name will be withheld in this article) was raped by a Muslim man identified as Owais also known as Chikkoo.

Owais was arrested by the police soon after he committed the crime. The news of this incident hit the social media with a storm. As the news of the incident spread, condemnation was poured in, with demands of swift action against the perpetrator so as to bar similar incidents in future.

Following the uproar against the heinous act, on May 31 a local court has convicted Owais of committing the crime. Since Owais enjoyed the backing of influential people, so he escaped capital punishment as anticipated, however the court handed him a lifetime imprisonment sentence.

Advocate Haroon Ranjha, Advocate Nadeem Hassan and Qaisar John and his team went all out to get the justice served. While there was immense pressure being exerted from the backers of Owais, both the lawyers continued to provide legal aid to the victim’s family. Mr. Qaisar John and his team had succored the victimized family and were finally able to make outlast.

Farrukh Saif

Farrukh H. Saif, a courageous Christian human rights activist, established the Farrukh Saif Foundation in 2009 to confront religious discrimination, blasphemy laws, and bonded slavery in Pakistan. His dedication to liberating bonded laborers from brick kilns and advocating for blasphemy victims and asylum seekers has garnered international acclaim. Despite encountering threats and fatwas, his impactful work persists in supporting marginalized communities. In 2018, the foundation merged with The Emergency Committee to Save the Persecuted and Enslaved, enhancing its global outreach.

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