KASUR: At least three individuals were involved in the rape and murder of seven-year-old Zainab, investigations have revealed.
According to police sources, an important development in the investigations has revealed that three individuals were involved in the gruesome rape and murder of seven-year-old Zainab whose dead body was found in a garbage heap.
Earlier, Punjab Chief Minister’s adviser Dr Umer Saif has published a report pertaining to the developments made in the seven-year-old Zainab rape case, in which at least 247 individuals have been termed as suspects after reviewing the CCTV footage.
Investigators have collected significant data through geo-fencing. The people suspected to be involved in the rape and murder of the seven-year-old girl included those who departed from her residence and passed by it.
During the period, five mobile numbers were used whereas three calls were made from a suspected number.
Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullah, talking to a private TV channel, revealed that the presence of serial killer in the case was possible and that the collected DNA of the culprit from Zainab’s body indicated that the suspect was aged between 30 and 35 years.
Zainab’s medical report confirmed ample evidence of assault and rape on the little girl’s body. She had torture marks on nose, neck, and other parts of the body as the rapist slit her wrists and choked her to death.
Punjab government spokesman Malik Ahmed Khan admitted that their government is yet to take a number of measures for the protection of children, adding that meaningful steps are essential.
He stressed the need to educate and aware the elders so that such incidents can be avoided in future.