Zainab’s murderer caught: Shehbaz Sharif confirms after DNA test, polygraph

LAHORE (M.A.TABASSUM)  Shehbaz Sharif on Tuesday confirmed that the murderer of Zainab has been arrested after his DNA sample matched with that of culprit, thanking the law enforcement department and other people who helped solve the case.

Addressing to a joint press conference including Zainab’s father and Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullah, he lauded the role of forensic department for carrying out more than 1,100 DNA tests to trace the culprit.

He said, “I promised Zainab’s father that we will find the culprit. And today, after 14 days, we have arrested the culprit. ”

“Scientific and human intelligence worked together to get hold of the culprit.”

Shehbaz Sharif told that the culprit Imran belongs to Kasur and his DNA sample as well as the polygraphic test video is available. He suggested that the 24-year-old culprit should be publicly executed.

Among others, the Punjab CM thanked Punjab IGP, Forensic DG, NADRA, DG ISI and Army Chief.

Shehbaz Sharif requested the Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar to proceed the case quickly so that the rapist can be held accountable.

Zainab’s father expressed satisfaction at the investigation as he thanked the concerned departments for their cooperation.

Help offer for Mardan rape case

CM Shehbaz offered help in the rape case of Asma from Mardan. He told that the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government established contact with Punjab government after which they assured them of complete cooperation to catch the culprit.

He said, “I also request KP government to find the culprit involved in case of Asma. Punjab will provide all the technical support and forensic lab to help KP government in this regard.”

The suspect held in seven-year-old’s murder case is revealed to have raped and murdered seven other minor girls in a series of brutal incidents that range back to 2015. Reportedly, suspect Imran’s DNA sample has matched with those obtained from late Zainab’s body and those collected from bodies of seven other minors namely, Kainat, Laiba, Eman Fatima, Noor Fatima, Tehmina, Ayesha and Asma.

The alleged culprit raped and murdered his first victim in June 2015. Sources privy to investigators have reported that he used to flee the city after each incident.

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