The culprit behind the rape and murder is still at large.
LAHORE (62 News) – Punjab Inspector General Captain (retd) Arif Nawaz Khan will present the report of Zainab murder case in Lahore High Court (LHC) today (Monday).
Two days back, the court had given a 36 hour deadline to Punjab IG to arrest the culprit behind the rape and murder of the seven-year-old girl however; the police has failed to capture him till date.
Joint Investigation Team (JIT) in the case issued a fresh sketch of the wanted perpetrator on Sunday while more pictures of the criminal have been attained using CCTV footages.
Grieving parents of the nimor girl are unable to identify the man through the pictures while teams have begun to collect DNA samples of men residing in two kilometres of the area.
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The sketch released by JIT on Sunday in Zainab murder case
Punjab Inspector General (IG) presided over a meeting in Kasur Police Lines and reviewed progress in the case.
On the other hand, members of the JIT concerned convened meetings in Kasur DPO House with multiple families dealing with similar cases and it was revealed that the culprit was wanted in at least eight such cases.
A seven-year-old minor girl named Zainab went missing nearly ten days ago and her body was found in a heap of trash in Kasur last week. She was told to have been raped and murdered and the news sparked protests in mutltiple cities with the locals demanding the law enforcers and the government to bring the perpetrator to justice.
At least five days into the tragedy, bereaved parents of late Zainab who returned to Pakistan from Saudi Arabia, postponing Umrah, are awaiting arrest of the murderer.
Members of the civil society have recorded protests in Islamabad, Lahore, Karachi among other cities. Locals clashed with police in Kasur last week after the national media covered the story.
The culprit remains at large over five days after the incident surfaced.