Zainab killer nominated in 7 more similar cases, ATC told

Zainab killer nominated in 7 more similar cases, ATC told

LAHORE: An anti-terrorism court (ATC) was informed that seven-year-old Zainab's murderer had been formally nominated in the rape and murder cases 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 with other seven minor children earlier. He submitted that suspect's DNA also matched with the samples recovered from the crime scenes in the said seven cases. He pleaded with the court to grant five days physical remand of the accused for investigation of the cases. At this, ATC-I Judge Sheikh Sajjad Ahmad remanded the accused Imran in the police custody for three days. The court ordered for producing him again on the expiry of the remand term.

It is 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/AFP