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Timeline of protests over 7-year-old Zainab's rape, murder in Pakistan

Timeline of protests over 7-year-old Zainab's rape, murder in Pakistan

Kasur regional police officer Muhammad Kausar Zulfiqar told CNN that the girl's body was found on a heap of garbage only 100 meters from her home in Kasur.

The bench headed by Chief Justice Syed Mansoor Ali Shah observed that the gruesome murder of Zainab was a clear evidence of police failure which raised serious questions over their performance in maintaining law and order and controlling the crime. The citizens of Pakistan complain that the Authorities are doing nothing to investigate similar cases, with child victims.

Pakistan-Punjab Police on Saturday released a fresh video of a person they suspect of involvement in the kidnapping, rape and brutal murder of six-year-old girl child from Kasur, reported Dawn. Police resorted to "direct" and aerial firing to disperse the protesters, media reports said.

Four people have been caught in connection with the previous 11 cases and several suspects are now in police custody, he said, adding that their identities can not yet be revealed.

"It appears as if the kidnapper is a local who developed familiarity with Zainab to take her along, probably telling her that he would take her to her parents", he said.

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Seven-year-old Zainab, a resident of Road Kot area of Kasur, had gone missing on January 4 when she ventured out of the house.

The police, however, clarified and said that the person, who could be seen in the footage is just a "person of interest". On Jan 9, five days after she disappeared, labourers found her dead body from a trash pile. "I'm a mother and that is why I'm sitting here with my daughter", Naz was quoted as saying by The Times of India report.

"The rapist or the murderer is a serial killer".

The chief minister of Punjab province, Shahbaz Sharif visited Ansari's parents to assure them that the perpetrators would be apprehended soon, a provincial government spokesman said. A hashtag #JusticeforZainab has also started trending on social media.

Lawyer and Human Rights Activist Hina Jillani said that non-prioritising the child protection agenda by the provincial government even after the child sexual exploitation of 2015 was very concerning.


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