Shehbaz displeased over police failure to arrest Kasur rape-murder suspect


The IGP was apprised about the actions taken by the police to trace the culprits, an official said, adding that the DNA report, the arrests of the suspects, CCTV footage of the suspect and other aspects of the case had come under discussion.

Chief Minister Punjab Shehbaz Sharif expressed his dismay and agony over the current status of rape-murder case of eight-year-old Zainab, who's killers are still on the run.

Two people were killed during the protests when police tried to prevent a crowd trying to attack a police station. According to police sources cited by Reuters, a total of 26 people have been charged and questioned about the 7-year case, including two relatives. Moreover, the place where the new suspect is shown walking is located far away from the victim's house.

While investigating earlier cases of rape and murder of children in Kasur, the police had claimed to have interrogated 5,000 suspects. Police recovered the body of Zainab on Tuesday from a garbage dumpster in Kasur district, eastern Pakistan. "I'm a mother and that is why I'm sitting here with my daughter", an upset Naz said. The gang had allegedly abducted and sexually assaulted at least 280 children in the area, had blackmailed the families of the victims since 2009, and even sold video clips and images of the assault online. "Police are not cooperating with us", Ghulam Rasool, a family member, said.

Regional Police Officer (RPO) Kasur Zulfikar Muhammad confirmed that the girl was strangled to death.

Rabbani said that when the Kasur child abuse scandal surfaced in 2015, he had raised concerns that the outrage would die down within a few days, which is why it is necessary that the government take long-term measures to ensure the safety of children.

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.