Pak police issue rape suspect footage

Fresh footage of an unidentified man allegedly involved in the rape and murder of a 7-year-old girl in Pakistan has been issued by the police, according to a media report.

By PTI in Lahore
  • Published 14.01.18
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A protest against the murder of Zainab Ansari in Lahore on Saturday. (AP)

Lahore: Fresh footage of an unidentified man allegedly involved in the rape and murder of a 7-year-old girl in Pakistan has been issued by the police, according to a media report.

The girl in Kasur district of Punjab province was abducted last week outside her home. Her body was found in a rubbish dump on Tuesday.

She had gone to a religious tuition centre near her house in Kasur city, some 50km from Lahore, on January 5 from where a man said to be a "serial killer" abducted her, police said.

The police has issued a fresh footage of an unidentified man whose involvement they suspect in the case, Dawn News reported.

In the new footage, a bearded man bearing a resemblance to her abductor can be seen walking through the street where the girl's house is situated. The man is seen wearing a dark coloured cap, the report said. Police have clarified that the man is only a "person of interest" as of now.

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