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Police claim arrest of man resembles Zainab’s murderer in CCTV footage

LAHORE: Punjab police claimed to have arrested a man having close resemblance with the murder suspect seen with Zainab in the CCTV footage from Bhatta Chowk here, ARY News reported on Wednesday.

According to police, the man has close resemblance with the suspect seen in the footage.

Police officials said the detained man will undergo a DNA profiling, after which the test results would be matched with samples collected from the body of slain minor rape victim.

The man has been handed over to the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) for an interrogation.

Moreover, police also claimed that the mobile phone of the arrested man indicated location of Kasur city.

The grisly incident shattered the entire nation, triggering widespread public outrage with people from all walks of life demanding an exemplary punishment for the culprit.

Violent protests erupted in the city following the incident, resulting in the death of two people in police firing outside DC office in Kasur city.

The incident blew the lid on the horrifying reality of how children in a brutalized society are vulnerable to sexual abuse.

The minor girl was abducted on January 4 from Kasur’s Kot Road area. Five days after her disappearance, she was found raped, dead and buried in a garbage dump on Jan 09.

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