Zainab’s suspected killer nominated in 7 similar cases; ATC told

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LAHORE: An anti-terrorism court (ATC) was informed on Tuesday that seven-year-old Zainab’s murderer had been formally charged with rape and murder of seven other children in Kasur.

The investigation officer concerned submitted that the accused Imran not only raped and killed Zainab but also committed the same heinous crime earlier with other seven minor children.

He submitted that the suspect’s DNA was also matched with the samples recovered from the crime scenes in the said seven cases.

He pleaded with the court to grant five-day physical remand of the accused for investigation of the cases. At this, ATC-I Judge Sheikh Sajjad Ahmad remanded the accused Imran in police custody for three days.

The court ordered for producing him again on the expiry of the remand term. It was pertinent to mention that the accused Imran was produced before the court amid strict security arrangements in a special vehicle.

On January 24, the court handed over the accused Imran to police on a 14-day physical remand in Zainab murder case. Minor Zainab was kidnapped on January 4 from near her aunt’s house in Kasur.

Her body was discovered five days later from a garbage heap. The post-mortem report revealed that she had been raped and murdered. APP

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Story first published: 6th February 2018

Originally Posted on SamaaNews

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