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Zainab murder accused placed in 14-day police remand

Zainab murder accused placed in 14-day police remand

Lahore: A special anti-terrorism court (ATC) on Wednesday placed Imran Ali Naqshbandi, the accused in the rape and murder case of Zainab, in 14-day police remand. Imran will be presented again before the court again on February 8.

Judge Sajjad Ali allowed 14-day long physical remand to allow time police to match Imran’s DNA with seven other victims, GEo TV reports.

Imran has pleaded guilty in the case.

Zainab was kidnapped from near her aunt’s house in Kasur on January 4. Her body was discovered in a garbage heap five days later.

Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif confirmed earlier this week that Imran had murdered seven-year-old Zainab. (ANI)