Pakistan releases new video of ‘person of interest’ in Zainab rape, murder case


Pakistani police in Punjab on Saturday released fresh footage of a person they suspect of involvement in the kidnapping, rape and murder of six-year-old Zainab.

In the new footage, a bearded man, bearing a resemblance to her abductor, can be seen walking through the street where Zainab’s house is situated, according to Pakistani news outlet Dawn.

Police say the new video will help them make headway in the case as it is clearer compared to the footage they had earlier.

The Punjab government announced that it is making progress in its investigations on Friday on the rape and murder case of Zainab Ansari, hinting that the murderer committed several similar crimes before.

Police have clarified that the man is only a ‘person of interest’ as of now.

Zainab went missing last week while going to a nearby home for Quranic studies. Her parents, who were away at a pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia at the time, returned on Wednesday, landing at the Islamabad airport.

Source: Al Arabiya