A court in Garowe has begun hearing the case of Aisha Ilyas, a 12 years old, who was raped, tortured and murdered in Galkayo Febraury this year.
10 men accused for the case was arraigned in the court in Garowe which public and media was allowed to be present. The prosecutors read out the case before the court and presented evidences that were collected from the scene of the attack and the DNA samples from Aisha which showed that she was raped, tortured and murdered.
However the Lawyers of the defendants have requested more time to prepare their case as the session was adjourned untill next Saturday.
Aisha’s rape case shocked millions accross Somalia. She disappeared from her in the morning of 22nd Febraury 2019 and her body was found with signs of torture near home 48 hours later.
The President of Puntland promised to punish the perpetrators of the heinous act.
Aisha’s family was also present in court hearing today.