VIDEO: Zainab murder case prime accused Imran's confessional statement

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VIDEO: Zainab murder case prime accused Imran's confessional statement

LAHORE: The prime suspect in Zainab murder case Imran Arshad, in a video obtained by ARY News, confessed that he lured the seven-year-old rape-slay victim to come with him by saying that they will be meeting her parents, ARY News reported.

Imran Arshad, who was the victim’s neighbour, was arrested on January 23 after his DNA sample matched the sample obtained from the crime scene following which he confessed raping at least eight girls including Zainab Ansari.

In the video obtained by ARY News today, the accused is telling the interrogators that he lured Zainab to come with him by saying that he will take her to her parents (both of whom were performing Umrah then)

Kidnapped on January 4 and found from a garbage heap on January 9, Zainab’s autopsy report suggested that the minor was sexually assaulted before being strangulated to death.

The girl’s rape and murder sparked outrage among the residents of the city and whole of Pakistan with social activists and general public starting a trend #JusticeForZainab on social media.

Zainab’s parents were performing Umrah when the incident occurred, as they landed back in Pakistan, they demanded justice from Chief Justice of Pakistan and Chief of Army Staff (COAS).

On January 21, the Supreme Court gave three days’ time to a joint investigation team formed to probe the rape and murder of Zainab to track down the culprit.

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