Police arrest prime suspect in Zainab rape-slay case
CHARSADDA: Police on Saturday arrested the prime suspect in rape and murder case of a minor girl, Zainab, from Charsadda.
ARY news channel has quoted sources as saying that the suspect was aged between 45 and 50. The suspect belongs to the village of the victim.
Sources said the suspect admitted to his crime before police saying that he abducted the girl from outside her house and took her to a field where he raped her before the murder.
He was taken to the site of the incident amid strict security to identify the location. Police recovered the tool, sickle, used for murder of the two and a half years old girl.
On identification of the suspect, they recovered shoes of the minor girl from the field as well, said sources.
The minor girl was abducted from outside her house on Oct 6. Police said body of the two and a half years old girl was found from a field. Administration of a local hospital after postmortem had confirmed that the girl’s body bore torture marks. An FIR had been lodged at a police station against unknown suspect.
Police had said Zainab was playing outside her house when unidentified person abducted her. A police official had said that the body was shifted to Khyber Medical University for forensic analysis to find out if the girl was physically abused or not.
The incident had spread panic among the residents of the area.