Zainab being remembered on first death anniversary today
KASUR (92 News) – Seven-year-old Zainab, who was murdered after rape, is being remembered on her first death anniversary on Thursday.
The chill to the bone incident had grieved people across the country a year ago. People could not forget the gruesome incident.
Zainab’s classmates are saddened today after remembering her. Her father had demanded public hanging for the killer.
Although the killer Imran Ali has been brought to justice, but the appalling incident is still fresh in the minds of the people.
Imran Ali had murdered the innocent Zainab after rape. On February 2, an ATC had awarded death sentence to Imran Ali, on the charges of kidnapping, rape and brutal murder of Zainab Amin of Kasur after completing the trial in record seven days time.
On February 17, an anti-terrorism court had sentenced him to death on four counts. He was awarded a life imprisonment for sodomy and another penalty was for concealing the young girl’s body in a trash heap. The death sentence was for kidnapping, rape, murder and committing an act of terrorism.
The trial was completed in four days and 33 eye-witnesses gave statements during the proceedings. Ali confessed during the trial. During the investigation, Ali’s DNA matched with the samples collected from Zainab’s body and the bodies of seven other minors.
On June 12, the Supreme Court had rejected his appeal against his death sentence. A day earlier, a division bench of the high court heard a petition filed by seven-year-old Zainab’s father Amin Ansari for seeking a public hanging of his daughter’s murderer. However, the LHC rejected a petition seeking a public execution Zainab’s rapist and murderer Imran Ali.