Islamabad: A three-judge bench of the Supreme Court will hear the Khadija Siddiqi stabbing case on Jan 23 (tomorrow).
Chief Justice of Pakistan Asif Saeed Khosa will lead the three-Judge bench that will hear an appeal filed by the stab victim, Khadijia Siddiqi against the Lahore High Court’s (LHC) decision where the accused was acquitted.
Khadija Siddiqui was brutally stabbed from more than a dozen times on a street in Lahore when she arrived to pick up her six-year-old sister Sofia Siddiqui from school on May 3, 2016.
It is said that she was brutally killed for turning down the proposal of er classmate. A Lahore judicial magistrate sentenced him seven-year imprisonment to Hussain after he was found guilty of attempted murder on July 29, 2017.
A session court, however put aside the minor penalties of the convict and reduced his sentence to just five-years. Last year, the Lahore high Court released the convict due to insufficient evidence.
Former Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar took strict notice of the acquittal in June 2018 and he forwarded the appeal to two-member Supreme Court bench led by Justice Asif Saeed Khosa.