Police arrests rapist and killer of a seven-year-old minor

Saul Bowman
January 24, 2018

The Pakistan police on Tuesday said that they have arrested the man involved in the rape and murder of eight-year-old Zainab Ansari in Kasur of Lahore, reported Geo News, a Pakistani news channel.

He further demanded to bring condemning resolution in the assembly against Shehbaz Sharif for clapping during press conference in Kasur.

The names of some of the girls who were raped and killed by the suspect are Ayesha, Zainab, Tehmina and Asma.

The CM said that with the arrest of the culprit, the first phase has been completed.

He said that the case will be prosecuted in an anti-terrorism court (ATC), and assured that all legal formalities will be completed.

Zainab was abducted on January 04 from Kasur's Kot Road area. A medical examination later found the victim was raped before she was strangled to death.


Iman had been questioned earlier by the police over the incident, but released after the victim's family called him someone "trusted".

TV channels aired the photo alongside pictures of her lifeless body abandoned on a heap of garbage in her home city of Kasur. After that he shaved his beard off so that no one could recognise him'.

Meanwhile, the people gathered outside the house of the accused and tried to set it on fire. The police shifted the family of the accused to an undisclosed place to save them from the anger of people.

The police also arrested four other persons on the information provided by the accused.

"We have found some initial evidence and there is well-found reason to believe he is the culprit", Malik Ahmed Khan, spokesperson for the Punjab government, told Dawn. She said he used to get possessed by djinns. Government also claims that accused Imran confessed his crimes after matching his DNA with samples obtained from the dead body of deceased Zainab. If that was the case, then he should be given a befitting punishment to be exorcised, she added.

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