Man kidnapped 8-year-old girl while parents were on vacation before raping and killing herBy William Martin 1:17 PM January 11, 2018
A man raped and killed a young girl before dumping her body in a trash can, according to police in Pakistan.
Punjab police said that they are looking to arrest the suspect who was caught on video walking with the little girl on the street the day before she was found dead.
The suspect is facing charges of kidnapping, rape, and murder.
According to the police investigation, 8-year-old Zainab Ansari was left in the care of family members after her father, Ameen Ansari, and her mother went on vacation.
Earlier this week, Zainab went missing.
After a frantic search, her body was found in a garbage can not far from her family’s home.
The coroner confirmed that the little girl was raped and then strangled.
Police found a surveillance camera video, showing a man walking with the young girl on the street just a few hours before she was murdered.
Police believe that the man raped the girl and then killed her before dumping her body in the garbage can.
Police released the video footage to the public and urged anyone with information about the suspect to come forward.
Meanwhile, a large group of people gathered outside the police station to demand officer to track the rapist down quickly and bring him to justice.
Violent riots also broke out in some parts of the state during which two people were killed.
Chief Minister of Punjab said: “Swift action will be taken to arrest the culprit. I am personally following the progress of the case.”
Major General Asif Ghafoor said: “I condemn the cold-blooded murder of innocent Zainab. Responding to the appeal by the aggrieved parents, I direct immediate all-out support to the civil administration to arrest the criminal and bringing him to exemplary justice.”