WATCH: Zainab’s mother demands exemplary punishment for murderer
KASUR: As the main suspect behind the gruesome rape and murder of minor girl Zainab was apprehended on Tuesday, the rape-slay victim’s mother has demanded exemplary punishment for the culprit.
Speaking to ARY News reporter Ulftat Mughal, Zainab’s mother was completely inconsolable and demanded that the culprit should be given exemplary punishment for his heinous crime and be stoned to death.
“He should be made an example, he should be handed over to us so we can stone him to death and his death should be slow and painful,” said Zainab’s mother.
Kidnapped on January 4 and found from a rubbish heap on January 9, Zainab Ameen Ansari’s rape and murder sparked angry protests across Pakistan and waked up the nation to the ugly reality of prevalent child abuse in the country with court ordering police to arrest the culprit as soon as possible.
As the police, with the help of Punjab Forensic Science Agency and intelligence agencies, claimed that they have arrested the prime suspect in the case and that his DNA (Deoxyribonucleic Acid) matched that of the sample collected in at least eight rape-slay cases including that of Zainab.
Kidnapped on January 4 and found from a garbage heap on January 9, Zainab’s autopsy report suggested that the minor was sexually assaulted before being strangulated to death.
Justice For Zainab: 7-year-old’s rape, murder shakes Pakistan
The girl’s rape and murder sparked outrage among the residents of the city and whole of Pakistan with social activists and general public starting a trend #JusticeForZainab on social media.
Zainab’s parents were performing Umrah when the incident occurred, as they landed back in Pakistan, they demanded justice from Chief Justice of Pakistan and Chief of Army Staff (COAS).
On January 21, the Supreme Court gave three days’ time to a joint investigation team formed to probe the rape and murder of Zainab to track down the culprit.