Published: Sat, January 13, 2018
Worldwide | By Isabel Fisher

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

What appears to be the final page in the notebook of Zainab Amin, the 7-year-old girl whose rape and murder has prompted outrage across Pakistan, is a poignant reminder of a life cut tragically short.

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. It was found that the child had been raped before been assassinated.

DNA samples have also been taken from 90 possible suspects.A post-mortem report suggested that Zainab had been brutally assaulted. He informed the court that different police teams had been constituted for arrest of the culprit.

During the period, five mobile numbers were used whereas three calls were made from a suspected number.

According to a video tweeted by journalist Omar R. Quraishi, Pakistan TV anchor Kiran Naz can be seen sitting with her daughter and talking about the barbaric rape and murder of a young girl from Pakistan's Kasur district.

The minor is suspected to have been abducted after she left her house in Road Kot area to visit her maternal aunt's residence located a few minutes away for religious lessons on Jan 4.

The girl's body was found last Tuesday in a rubbish bin in Kasur, eastern Pakistan, four days after her disappearance was declared.

Two people were killed during the protests when police tried to prevent a crowd trying to attack a police station. The city of Kasur has remained paralysed for over 50 hours now.

On Friday, Punjab government spokesperson Malik Ahmad Khan claimed that the suspect in the Zainab murder case is a serial killer who kidnaps and kills minor girls.

He was addressing a Press conference in Kasur alongside Punjab Education Minister Rana Mashood and Health Minister Khawaja Imran Nazir.

He also condemned the death of two protesters due to police firing on Wednesday.

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