Pak court: Nab culprit behind child’s rape, murder in 36 hrs

| | Lahore

The Lahore High Court (LHC) has ordered the police chief of Pakistan’s Punjab province to arrest within 36 hours the culprit behind the brutal rape and murder of a seven-year-old girl that shook the country.

The LHC Chief Justice Syed Mansoor Ali Shah, hearing a petition filed by an advocate to arrest the culprit, expressed surprise that despite reports of earlier incidents of similar nature from Kasur district of Punjab province, none of the cases were brought to the court.

Police said they have taken 20 suspects into custody and sent their blood samples for DNA testing.

“A total 220 suspects have been interrogated so far in the brutal murder of the child. However, 20 of them have been taken into custody and their blood samples sent for DNA testing,” senior police officer Zulfiqar Hameed told reporters on Friday.

 The official said the forensic profiling will help determine whether the perpetrators behind the girl’s murder are same as those wanted in 10 other such cases in Kasur.

Hameed said police have got “some vital clue” in the case and will soon arrest the culprit.            



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