Zainab’s suspected murderer to stand trial on Saturday


LAHORE: The seven-day trial of a man accused of murdering and raping six-year-old Zainab Amin and six other girls in Kasur will begin on February 10 in Lahore, SAMAA reported.

Imran Ali, 23, was arrested from Kasur after his DNA matched with samples collected from the body of Zainab Ansari.

The ATC granted police a 14-day judicial remand of the suspect after his detailed challan submitted in court by the prosecution.

The deputy prosecutor general told the court that the suspect had already confessed to his involvement in the rape and murder of seven children in Kasur during the interrogation.

ATC judge Sajjad Ahmed subsequently remanded the suspect to judicial custody and announced that the trial of the case would be held in Lahore’s Kot Lakhpat Jail.

The prosecutor has also requested the court to hold the trial inside the jail for security reasons.

The verdict will be based on witness statements, according to the court.

The judge further said that hearings of the trial will be conducted on a daily basis and the case will be completed within seven days.

Meanwhile, speaking to media persons, Imran Ali’s lawyer said that DNA test had no legal standing. – SAMAA
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Story first published: 9th February 2018

Originally Posted on SamaaNews


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