Zainab killer to be arrested within 36 hours: LHC

Cheryl Sanders
January 13, 2018

Talking to media, she termed the incident 'terrible and stressed that the brutal murder should not be politicized. She was allegedly abducted after this. The discovery of her body, which was found in a garbage bin, ignited clashes between residents and police that killed two people and wounded three others. Police have detained eight suspects, including two relatives of the girl. Her parents had been in Saudi Arabia to perform Umrah (the lesser pilgrimage), according to her family, and she had been living with a maternal aunt.

Screen grab of CCTV footage release by Police.

A number of police officials have been transferred out of the region for failing to investigate complaints of missing children since 2015, when authorities uncovered what they said was a pedophile ring linked to a prominent local family.

Punjab Child Rights Movement Provincial Coordinator Rashida Qureshi urged equipping female police officers with investigation skills and said that the cases of violence against women, girls and children must be handed over to female police investigation officers on a priority basis.

Ruling Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) member Hina Butt submitted a privilege motion in the Punjab Assembly, seeking justice for 11 other minor girls who were killed after rape in Kasur and adjoining areas during the previous year. As reporters surrounded them outside Islamabad's Benazir Bhutto International Airport, her grieving mother said: "I have nothing to say, I just want justice for my daughter".

There were torture marks on her face and Zainab's tongue was crushed between her teeth, she said. Her body was found in a rubbish dump on Tuesday, police said. He added that police are waiting for forensic evidence to be collected and analyzed.

"Initial autopsy report suggests that the girl was strangulated after rape", Hameed said.

Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Saturday formed a committee for the protection of children. A hashtag #JusticeforZainab has also started trending on social media. He said 227 suspects were arrested during this period and DNA of 67 of them was got examined.

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