Serial rapist involved in murder of 4 Chunian kids arrested

09:50 PM | 1 Oct, 2019
Serial rapist involved in murder of 4 Chunian kids arrested
KASUR - The prime suspect alleged of killing four children after rape in Chunian, Kasur, was arrested by Punjab police, it emerged on Tuesday.

Addressing a press conference alongside police officers, Cheif Minister Punjab, Usman Buzdar said that Sohail Shehzad s/o Muhammad Aslam was nabbed after DNA matching.

'Relevant departments put in a lot of effort for which I am grateful,' said the chief minister and added that geo-fencing was done for arrest.

The chief minister confirmed that the DNA of the accused matched with the samples collected from Faizan and Ali's clothes - the kids who were killed after sodomy by the suspect.

He detailed that both Kasur and Chunian city would be connected to the Safe City Project, adding that legislation was being done to avoid any such incidents in the future.

'I will be personally monitoring the case and the hearing of the case in anti-terrorism court would be conducted on a daily basis,' Usman Buzdar said and added that the prosecutor general would be pursuing the case.

Moreover, Inspector General Police Punjab, Capt (r) Arif Nawaz confirmed that the suspect, 27-year-old, worked at a restaurant; the picture of the suspect was shown to newsmen as well.

The police chief confirmed that the suspect had been convicted earlier as well.

Last month, the bodies of three minor boys believed to have been raped before murder were recovered by police, stirring outrage among locals. Four children aged between eight and 12 years had gone missing in Chunian since June, this year.

Following the incident, Prime Minister Imran Khan said there will be accountability for all and those who do not perform in the interest of the common man will be taken to task.