Zainab’s ‘killer’ remanded to police custody

  • Imran Ali, 23, was arrested from Pakpattan on Tuesday
  • The accused faces charges of murdering eight girls in Kasur

LAHORE – An Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) on Wednesday granted investigators a 14-day physical remand of a man suspected of raping and killing seven-year-old Zainab Amin in Kasur city.

Imran Ali, 23, who was arrested and apprehended by the police on Tuesday, was presented before special court Judge Sajjad Ahmed amid tight security.

Lahore High Court Chief Justice Mansoor Ali Shah has ordered a daily hearing of the case.

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The accused faces charges of murdering eight girls in Kasur.

Out of 1,100 checked for DNA, according to police investigators, Imran’s was the 814th DNA sample that matched with the one of the killer.

Moreover, a jacket the man (alleged killer) in the CCTV footage was wearing was recovered from Imran’s house.

According to investigators, Imran’s mother also helped them apprehend the suspect who did not struggle much and testified easily.

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“Imran is not only a serial killer but a serial paedophile as well,” a police official told the BBC.