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#JusticeForZainab : Police finds same DNA in eight rape, murder cases

Kasur (Monitoring Desk): During the investigation of seven years old minor girl Zainab Ameen’s murder and brutal rape, police has found the same DNA in different eight rape and murder cases.

“One thing that is very clear from DNA tests is that in seven previous cases, and this is the eighth case, in which the same culprit carried out these horrific crimes,” Inspector-General of Punjab police (IGP) Arif Nawaz Khan told media.

He said that police has not been able to match that DNA to any of the suspects interrogated so far.

“We investigated almost 227 people, of which we narrowed down 67 suspects and carried out their DNA tests. But none of these results match those of the culprit,” said the provincial police chief.

The senior official said that it was difficult to identify the suspect from CCTV video footage due to its low image quality.

“The resolution of the CCTV was not very clear. We have improved the resolution, but still it is not 100% identifiable. We are trying to improve it further,” he said.

He said that he would share more details with the public in case of any breakthrough in the investigation. “We are making efforts and, God willing, we will work out this case soon.”

The provincial police chief’s statement confirms those of Punjab government spokesperson, Malik Ahmad Khan, who earlier today said that the suspect in the Zainab murder case is a serial killer who kidnaps and kills young girls.