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Before Zainab, it was Ayesha: same killer has been challenging competency of Punjab police for one year

KASUR: The gruesome murder of Zainab Ansari that shook not just the whole country but a large number of people around the world as well is 12th incident of its own kind in Punjab in a year in which a child is abducted from near house, killed and then its mauled body is dumped in proximity of its house.

First of the series of the incidents was murder of five-year-old Ayesha Asif. She was kidnapped from doorstep of her house in Kasur on January 7 and her body was found in a building in front of her school on January 9 last year.

Father of the victim, Asif said after six months DNA test report was received which did not match the suspect held by police for the same period of time.

“Despite passage of six months of DNA test, killer of Ayesha Asif is still on the loose as Punjab police have failed to nab the culprit,” said father of the minor while talking to ARY News.

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“Since then, different procedures of investigation have been underway sometimes DNA is awaited and the others DNA is spoiled. Police asked me to agree and settle the matter with the suspects they had produced,” he said.

He said meanwhile Chief Minister Punjab Shehbaz Sharif once came to Kasur hospital and mother of another victim girl, Laiba, laid before his vehicle seeking justice for her kid. The CM then also took only notice of the incident. He had also taken notice of (another girl) Kainat’s incident, he added.

“If his notices were implemented we could save our other daughters, inclduing Eman Fatima and Noor Fatima,” he remorsed over incompetency of the Punjab government.

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To a query, he said police wanted to dispose of the case they asked me to settle the matter with whatever the suspects they had produced.

He said a former DPO was the most cooperative in this case but he was transferred from the district on political basis.

To another query, he said such horrific incidents did not take place in other parts of the world in which a child is abducted from near house, abused, killed and dumped in proximity of the house within hours or days.

He said only after chief justice of Pakistan and Army chief’s taking notices had rekindled hope for justice in him.

Asif said the DNA report had established that the killer of most of the victims was the same who followed the same modus operandi for killing minors.

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He said police had been exploiting the cases to collect  money from a large number of people after arresting them for suspicion.

“Men of my entire family and street were arrested in the murder case. The police charged me also the money ,” he said.

Spokesman for the Punjab government also confirmed that eight of the 12 felonies were committed by the same person.

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Before Zainab, it was Ayesha: same killer has been challenging competency of Punjab police for one year

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