GILGIT - An Anti Terrorism Court (ATC) Gilgit-Baltistan on Tuesday awarded death sentence to two accused for gang raping a woman in Skardu.

The death penalty was handed down on two culprits Shakeel Ahmad and Ahmad Husain during a hearing in the court of judge Raja Shahbaz.

The court also sentenced both the accused for 34-year rigorous imprisonment and imposed a fine of Rs2 million on them.

The court ruled that the prosecution had proved the case against accused Shakeel Ahmad and Ahmad Husain beyond any shadow of doubt by producing sufficient evidence in the shape of ocular, medical, forensic serological report and DNA analysis report. It said that all these evidence showed that the accused had gang raped a victim Haleema Sadia.

The victim, Haleema Sadia, on March 5,2015 submitted a written application with the Police Station Skardu, complaining the accused Shakeel Ahmad and Ahmad Husain had ganged raped her and then made nude video and pictures on cell phone. After the crime, the victim said, the accused threaten her that they would upload the video and pictures on facebook if she disclosed about their crime to police.