ATC grants police 14-day physical remand of Zainab murder suspect

Posted January 25, 2018

Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Tuesday evening confirmed that the arrested accused, Imran, is the murderer of seven-year-old Zainab and referred to him as a "serial killer".

The Senate committee's recommendations were the outcome of its deliberations focused on the Zainab case.

A man suspected in the rape and killing of a 7-year-old Pakistani girl has been arrested in a breakthrough in a case that has sparked outrage across the country.

Reports also claim that Imran is Zainab's relative. The resolution along with the proposed amendment to the Section 364A of the PPC was sent to the House.

Furthermore, according to police, the suspect confessed to carrying out the heinous crime, and a polygraph test was also conducted which came positive, following which the criminal has been shifted to an undisclosed location.

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He added that Ali was arrested on Wednesday but police waited to match DNA evidence before making an announcement. "I will request the political parties to support my wish", Sharif said. "His DNA was matched 100 percent with samples collected from crime scenes".

"We demand that his facilitators be arrested as well and swift action be taken against them too", Ansari said.

The opposition leader on Tuesday said the cheering was a "slap in the faces" of Kasur's 250 children and the 12 minor girls who were sexually abused.

After her abduction, a CCTV footage showed her walking with a stranger near Peerowala Road.

Police have carried out DNA test of more than 1,000 suspects.

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Malik Ahmed Khan, a spokesperson for the Punjab government, told a private news channel that the suspect had now been arrested from Pakpattan.

Five days later, her body was recovered from a garbage heap on January 9.

The minor, who was a resident of the Kasur district of Pakistan's Punjab province, was kidnapped on her way to a tuition centre on January 4.

Violent protests had erupted in the Kasur city following the incident, resulting in the death of two people in police firing outside DC office.

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