Slain Pakistani girl may have been victim of serial killer

Girl's rape and murder sparks protests in Pakistan

However, the main suspect seen walking away with the girl is still at large. As reporters surrounded them outside Islamabad's Benazir Bhutto International Airport, her grieving mother said: "I have nothing to say, I just want justice for my daughter". CCTV footage showing her with a stranger near Peerowala Road has since gone viral.

The demonstrators hurled projectiles at a hospital, attacked the home of at least one local politician, and complained of police inaction in the city of Kasur in Punjab province, a day after two protesters were killed when the rallies turned violent.

The residents say the authorities were slow to respond to the girl's disappearance, charges denied by police.

Zainab's parents returned from their pilgrimage on Wednesday but they were unable to attend their child's funeral prayers.

Preliminary examination of the minor's body - that was recovered from a garbage dump on Tuesday - had revealed that she'd been raped before she was killed.

A source in the Punjab Forensic Science Agency (PFSA) told Dawnthat the agency had received samples collected by Kasur police from the crime scene.


He also allowed the IGP to use helicopter of the chief minister for the said goal.

In another development in the incident, three suspects have been reportedly arrested by the police which believes that the culprit did not act alone and had at least two abettors with him. A hashtag #JusticeforZainab has also started trending on social media. Actress Mahir Khan and Sanam Saeed were among celebrities who staged demonstrations and protested.

Senate Chairman Raza Rabbani suggested introducing appropriate legislation and stricter legal implementation in order to prevent such incidents in the future.

It is the 12th such murder in the town of Kasur in a year, and has raised concerns that a serial killer may be on the loose.

The committee will also "intelligently use ICT to protect children in streets, parks, schools and in other public places", "review existing laws and criminal investigation procedures apropos child abduction and child abuse", and "propose revisions in school curriculum to educate children in dealing with strangers and self-protection".

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