KASUR (62 News) – Newly-appointed District Police Officer (DPO) Kasur Zahid Khan Marwat told that as many as three police officers who opened fire on people protesting against brutal killing of seven-year-old girl Zainab after rape have been arrested.
While briefing Chief Minister of Punjab (CM) Shehbaz Sharif during his visit to Zainab’s house, DPO said that two suspicious people have also been detained while a case against 16 people has also been lodged. He continued that investigation from three policemen man, who resorted to aerial firing at protesters that killed two people, is underway.
On the other hand, the enraged local besieged civil hospital and chanted slogans against the administration. They also blocked main road for traffic amid absence of security officers.
The protesters, who also held sit-in at Steel Bagh Chowk, demanded to hang the culprit in public so that no such incident will happen in future.
Earlier, DPO Kasur Zulfiqar Ahmed was demoted to officer on special duty (OSD) rank over police negligence towards Zainab case.
Zainab was kidnapped six days ago from Road Kot when her parents left for Saudi Arabia to perform Umrah. The girl was strangled to death after being raped. Police officers recovered her body from a garbage heap near Zaki Ada.
Her funeral prayer was led by Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) Chief Tahir-ul-Qadri and offered by flocks of people.
Many politicians, activists condemned the death of the young girl and urged to bring the culprits to justice in tweets that flooded Twitter.
It is to be mentioned here that as many as 12 children have been killed after rape in Kasur in one year whereas police officers have killed three people involved in such criminal activities.