Kasur rape-murder case: Accused is a potential serial killer

ANI | Updated: Jan 26, 2018 05:33 IST

Lahore [Pakistan], Jan 26 (ANI): Pakistani authorities on Thursday have termed the accused of rape and murder of a seven-year-old girl in Kasur as a potential serial killer.

A special anti-terrorism court (ATC) in Lahore on Wednesday placed Imran in 14-day police remand. He will be presented again before the court on February 8.

During the hearing, Imran admitted to killing and raping eight more girls in Kasur.

The Geo TV reported that Judge Sajjad Ali allowed a 14-day long physical remand to give time to the police to match Imran's DNA with seven other victims.

The minor, who was a resident of the Kasur district of Pakistan's Punjab province, was kidnapped on her way to a tuition centre on January 4.

Five days after her disappearance, she was found raped, dead and buried in a garbage dump on January 9 near Kashmir Chowk.

According to the initial post-mortem report, the minor was strangled to death after being raped multiple times.

As per the autopsy, the girl had marks of torture on nose, neck, and other parts of the body, the report said.

This incident incited huge protests in Kasur and other major cities of Pakistan.

The Punjab administration had then said that six personnel, including four policemen and two civil defence personnel, were arrested for allegedly opening fire at the mob.

Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif confirmed earlier this week that Imran had murdered and raped the minor. (ANI)