Zainab rape, murder case investigation report submitted in LHC

Zainab rape, murder case investigation report submitted in LHC

LAHORE – The Registrar Lahore High Court (LHC) has on Monday submitted a report of the rape and murder of minor seven-year-old girl in Kasur in the court.

Chief Justice (CJ) Lahore High Court (LHC) Justice Mansoor Ali Shah while hearing the case observed that the provincial government should have taken action after the first incident.

Director General (DG) Punjab Forensic Science Agency (PFSA) Dr Mohammad Ashraf Tahir informed the court that an unidentified serial killer, who earlier had been involved in killings of seven other minor girls, strangled Zainab.

The DG forensic department told the court that it has been verified through DNA profiling that a single culprit is behind the rape and murder cases in Kasur.

The LHC CJ remarked that the incidents of rape and murder started in June 2015 but no major headway was made in the case.

Justice Mansoor Ali Shah observed that Zainab would have been alive if authorities had taken action against the culprit.

Justice Sadaqat Ali Khan granted 36 hours to the Punjab Inspector General of Police (IGP) to arrest the culprit(s), besides submitting a detailed report on the brutal killing of the minor girl in Kasur and ordered the Punjab IG to appear before the court on Wednesday.

The court later adjourned the hearing till January 17.