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Zainab rape and murder case in Pakistan: Police arrest key suspect

Zainab rape and murder case in Pakistan: Police arrest key suspect

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 23 Jan 2018, 06:14 pm

Islamabad, Jan 23 (IBNS): A key suspect in the Zainab rape and murder has been arrested by the police in Pakistan,media reports said.

Meanwhile, situation in Kasur area of the country remained tensed after residents surrounded the house of a suspect arrested in the case.

Earlier today, police sources told DawnNews of the arrest of the suspect, saying his DNA was a match with samples on record, but the Punjab government has yet to confirm this information.

Malik Ahmed Khan, a spokesperson for the Punjab government, told DawnNews that the suspect had been arrested from Pakpattan.

"We have found some initial evidence [against the suspect] and there is well-found reason to believe that he is the culprit," the spokesperson said.

Khan even said that the suspect used to disguise himself.

"Sometimes he would keep a beard, sometimes he would wear spectacles, and he would change his clothes," Khan told the newspaper, adding that some of the suspect's accomplices are also in police custody.

The police said the arrested suspect lived close to the hose of Zainab.

His appearance matches that of an individual seen with Zainab in CCTV footage recovered by police, sources told Dawn News.

Kasur witnessed protest after body of Zainab was found in a garbage heap on Jan 10.

She went missing on Jan 4.