Zainab Murder Case: Convict Imran Declared to Get Executed On October 17
On Friday, a special anti-terrorism bench issued black warrants against Imran, the convict who raped and murdered a seven-year-old girl named Zainab.
Imran has been awarded 21 death sentences for the case and is scheduled to be executed on October 17 at Lahore’s Central Jail.
The Zainab Murder Case:
Zainab, who was seven-year-old at the time, was kidnapped from near her aunt’s house on January 4, in Kasur. She was found brutally murdered in a garbage heap, just five days later after she disappeared.
On January 23, the authorities claimed to have nabbed Imran, a serial killer involved in other such crimes, through a DNA match.
According to the police, Imran’s DNA matches the samples taken from seven other minor girls who were murdered and abused in Kasur earlier.
After his arrest, Imran reportedly confessed to assault and murdering eight minor girls at an under-construction area and while the other two were assulted in a garbage heap in Kasur.
An anti-terrorism court (ATC) heard the case on February 17 and sentenced Imran to death four times.
While appealing against the verdict, Imran at first claimed innocence in front of the Lahore High Court and pleaded for the sentence to become null and void.
However, the Supreme Court of Lahore’s Registry on June 12 refused Imran’s plea against the death sentence and kept the verdict of the death sentence for raping and murdering the minor girls.