Zainab Kasur Murder Case Solved Victum Got Arrested By Pakistani Police
Zainab was kidnapped on January 4 when she was on her way to Holy Quran class. Her body was discovered five days later from a garbage pile. The post-mortem report revealed that the minor girl had been raped and murdered.
Sources also revealed to Daily Pakistan that a jacket of Zianab’s killer that can be seen in the CCTV footage was recovered from the accused.
Police sources said that the accused was taken into custody some days ago but was released after taking DNA sample, adding that he has been arrested again after his DNA matched evidence found in the case during the medical examination.
The accused, according to police, has confessed to the heinous crime and looks very similar to the person who can be seen in a CCTV footage.
Media reports suggest Punjab Forensic Science Agency (PFSA) also confirmed that Imran’s DNA matched the deceased girl. Around DNA test of over 600 people were conducted during the investigations.
Punjab government spokesperson Malik Ahmad confirmed the arrest of Imran Ali. The spokesperson said that he would be able to confirm whether the suspect is involved in the brutal incident after a detailed forensic report. The forensic agency will give the report by 7 pm, he said.
Earlier, police believed the suspect is a serial killer as the same DNA found in previous assault cases in which nine girls, ages five to 10 years, were raped and killed seven of them.
As the Kasur incident ramped up pressure on the government, a high-profile joint investigation team (JIT), headed by Multan Regional Police Officer DIG Muhammad Idrees, was formed to solve the case.
NEWS DESK: A special bench of the Supreme Court heard the rape and murder cases of Zainab and at least eight other children at the registry in Lahore on Sunday.
The three-judge bench was headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar who presided over the hearing of the suo motu notice.
People of kasur Saying that this man should not be hang to death , but insted they should cut his hand body to make him feel the pain how did that girl feel.
During the hearing, the Joint-Investigation Team (JIT) led by RPO Multan Muhammad Idrees presented a report detailing inquiry into the rape and murder cases of the Kasur children. The JIT found it to be eighth such incident within the jurisdiction of three police stations involving the same suspect as per DNA match in Kasur since 2015.
Nevertheless, the Punjab Forensic Laboratory sought more time to reach any conclusion. The court gave them another deadline of three days.
During multi-media briefing to the bench, Muhammad Idrees explained the events of Zainab’s disappearance, rape and murder. According to him, Zainab was kidnapped on January 4 while she on the way to her aunt’s place for religious lessons. Once the family realised she was missing, they informed police through the helpline 15.
He told the court that the police had taken DNA samples of over 800 suspects, adding that DNA result of Zainab’s rapist, murderer had matched with those from seven previous cases of the same nature.
The CJP grilled them about the Station House Officer (SHO) posted in the district for last three years, asking why was he not removed despite complaints by residents. He observed that such incidents had been taking place in two jurisdictions since 2015 yet the police had not made any inquiry.
The SC judges also remarked that the police was relying on DNA tests alone when they could use other resources to apprehend the suspect. They remarked that the method taken by investigating team would require taking DNA samples of 21 million people, directing police to take measures other than DNA tests to solve the case.
The bench reprimanded Kasur police for failing to take notice of crime when it was first reported in 2015. “If the police had taken first case that surfaced in 2015 seriously, eight young girls would not have been raped and murdered.”
JIT members including Chief Secretary Punjab Zahid Saeed, Director-General Punjab Forensic Science Agency Dr Muhammad Ashraf Tahir appeared before the court. Parents of Zainab and other eight victims were also present in the courtroom and demanded justice.
ISLAMABAD: Hearing the suo moto case of the brutal rape and murder of 7-year-old Zainab in Kasur, the Supreme Court bench on Tuesday expressed its displeasure over the lack of progress by the Punjab government and police.
The Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar summoned the joint investigation team (JIT) probing the incident on Sunday.
The directives came as the apex court began hearing the case – based on a suo motu notice.
Zainab, aged 7, was kidnapped on January 4 from near her aunt’s house in Kasur. Her body was discovered five days later from a garbage pile. The post-mortem report revealed that Zainab had been raped and murdered.
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