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Pakistan Zainab murder: Police arrest suspect

January 23, 2018 4:25 pm

Pakistani authorities say they have arrested the main suspect in the rape and killing of six-year-old Zainab Ansari.

The chief minister of Punjab province accused Imran Ali, 24, of being a serial killer.

Speaking at a news conference in Lahore, Shahbaz Sharif said the suspect had confessed and his DNA matched samples from the crime scene in Kasur.

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There has been no immediate comment either from the accused or his lawyers.

Zainab’s murder triggered outrage across the country, including riots against alleged police incompetence. Two protesters were killed in the clashes .

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The child’s body was found in a garbage dump earlier this month, several days after she went missing.

Police in Kasur, which is south of Lahore, say there have been several similar murders in the past two years.

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