According to reports, the perpetrator in Zainab’s murder case has been arrested. The breakthrough came out after DNA samples, from neighbors within 2 kilometers of Zainab’s house, were tested.
After results came out, the DNA sample for the culprit matched with that of a man named Imran Ali. The said-suspect has been arrested by Police after official confirmation of the test results. The arrested individual is a relative of Zainab, living in the neighborhood adjacent to Zainab’s home.
The alleged suspect lives near Kot Road and has reportedly confessed to the crime as well. Police previously arrested Imran Ali but he was released after brief interrogation.
The suspect, however, fled after his early interrogation to somewhere around Phoolnagar and Pakpatan. After the DNA test results police conducted different raids and arrested the suspect today. The authorities will most likely inform the public about this major development in a press conference today.
Punjab government formed a Joint Investigation Team following the country wide protests against Zainab’s gruesome murder. The protests resulted in two killings in clashes between Police and the protesters.
MediaBites Editorial – Shoaib Naqvi