Charsadda Police identify little Zainab’s rapist and killer as Lal Muhammad Omar
Special Assistant to Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa for Information Kamran Bangash Monday said that KP Police has identified 46-year-old unmarried Lal Muhammad Omar as the predator who is accused of raping and killing two and a half-year-old Zainab in Charsadda, reported 24NewsHD TV.
He was addressing a news conference along with DPO Charsadda Muhammad Shoaib Khan on Monday.
DPO Muhammad Shoaib Khan said the suspect in the Zainab rape case was identified after house-profiling of 388 houses.
The suspect was famous for borrowing money from other people and he knew the village area very well.
“We have found an electronic tab from his procession in which we found movies. The tab has been sent to cellular forensic. We took the services of those Police officers who had solved these kinds of cases in the past.”
Police have also recovered clothes and shoes from the accused and arrested accused Lal Mohammad within three days.
The Police in Charsadda arrested a person involved in the horrific rape and murder of two-and-a-half-year-old Zainab on Saturday. The rape incident had shocked the whole nation just weeks after the still unresolved motorway gang-rape case.
The accused is from the same village and confessed to committing the crime before the police who recovered the sickle used for murdering the little child.
It is reported that the police brought the arrested person to the crime scene and also located Zainab’s shoes from the nearby fields.
Earlier, it was reported that the police had taken 25 people over suspicion during the investigation process as they pressed hard to unearth the culprit.
On the other hand, Zainab’s father earlier demanded immediate arrest and exemplary punishment for the killer, saying his daughter went missing just two to three minutes after leaving the house to play outside. “It is the job of courts and government,” he said, calling for introducing tough legislation to curb the trend.
On Thursday, the body of the little girl, who had gone missing Wednesday, was found from fields. Later, a medical board confirmed that she was raped. Moreover, the report also revealed that her body had torture marks and she was stabbed multiple times.
It is the latest addition to the series of horrendous acts reported in the country where children, especially girls, are raped and killed. Although such cases are sadly a common feature of our society, the rape and murder of five-year-old Marwah in Karachi last month received international attention. Her torched body was found from a trash heap in the Old Sabzi Mandi area where she had gone missing two days earlier after leaving her house to buy cookies from a nearby store.