Kasur murder case: Neighbour confesses he raped and killed Zainab

The murder has sparked outrage across Pakistan. Photograph:( Twitter )

WION Web Team Kasur, Punjab, Pakistan Jan 23, 2018, 09.19 AM (IST)

In a recent development in seven-year-old Zainab murder case, a suspect whose DNA matches with samples taken from the body of Zainab Amin, who was raped and murdered in Kasur earlier this month, has been arrested, Pakistan media reported on Tuesday citing police sources.

According to initial details, the officers said that suspect Imran was Zainab’s neighbour and was detained on a suspicion on January 20, but was later released. The suspect fled to another city and came back after shaving off his beard, they claimed.

According to reports, police officials claim that he has confessed to the crime.

The suspect Imran who is said to be 24-years-old was familiar with Zainab’s family and would also frequent the minor girl's house, police sources told Geo News.

Zainab was raped and murdered after abducted on January 4. Her body was found from a heap trash on January 9 in Kasur when her parents were in Saudi Arabia to perform Umrah.