New CCTV footage of suspect involved in Zainab murder case surfaces


KASUR, Jan 13 (TNS):  A new CCTV footage of the suspect involved in Zainab murder case surfaced on Saturday in which he can be seen roaming outside the victim’s residence.

The culprit is wearing a coat over shalwar kameez and a cap on his head.

The footage shows the suspect walking in the market on January 4 and on the same day he can been seen anxiously moving around Zainab’s house around 5:26pm.

His height is approximately 5ft 10inch while a beard on his face is clearly visible. Investigators are trying to find out a link between the previous and recent CCTV footages.

Earlier, at least 247 individuals have been termed as suspects in Zainab murder case after reviewing the CCTV footage.

Investigators have collected significant data through geo-fencing. The people suspected to be involved in the rape and murder of the seven-year-old girl included those who departed from her residence and passed by it.

During the period, five mobile numbers were used whereas three calls were made from a suspected number. It has also been learnt that a suspected message was received at a number at 7:15.

Punjab Chief Minister’s advisor Dr Umer Saif published the report pertaining to the developments made in the case.

The DNA test points towards a serial killer as the recent incident has much similarity with previous mishaps.

Talking in programme Dunya Kamran Khan Kay Saath, Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullah revealed that they doubt the presence of serial killer in this case as happened in the previous incidents. Rana Sanaullah told that they have collected the DNA of the culprit which indicated that the man is of the age group 30-35.

Zainab’s medical report confirmed ample evidence of assault and rape on the little girl’s body. She had torture marks on nose, neck, and other parts of the body as the rapist slit her wrists and choked her to death.

Punjab government has claimed that they have found an important link to catch the culprit. A government spokesperson Malik Ahmed Khan admitted that their government is yet to take a number of measures for the protection of children, adding that meaningful steps are essential. He stressed the need to educate and aware the elders so that such incidents can be avoided in future.