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Pakistan releases new video of "person of interest" in Zainab rape, murder

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He said all requirements of justice would be fulfilled in the deaths of two persons in the firing incident and the accused would be punished.

Police are scrambling to find clues that could lead them to the culprit behind the rape and murder of Zainab in Kasur, while the deadline assigned to them by the Punjab police chief to make the arrest expired at 8pm on Saturday.

Two people as demonstrators clashed with police in Kasur on Wednesday, hours before Zainab's funeral. Police have detained eight suspects, including two relatives of the girl.

Three police officers were arrested for opening fire on protesters instead of into the air.

The post-mortem report of the child confirmed suspicions that she was raped before being murdered, police officials told Pakistan's DawnNews.

"I have nothing to say, I just want justice for my daughter", her mother was quoted as saying. The gang had allegedly abducted and sexually assaulted at least 280 children in the area, had blackmailed the families of the victims since 2009, and even sold video clips and images of the assault online.

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The minor is suspected to have been abducted after she left her house in Road Kot area to visit her maternal aunt's residence located a few minutes away for religious lessons on Jan 4.

Zainab's father claimed that police "did not cooperate" with them: "It is our friends who have stood by us", he regretted.

Police earlier told Dawn that DNA samples from the victim's body have been dispatched for forensic testing.

It is the 12th such murder in the town of Kasur in a year, and has raised concerns that a serial killer may be on the loose.

"They have thrown stones on the buildings of the government hospital, police and deputy commissioner's office".

The committee will also "intelligently use ICT to protect children in streets, parks, schools and in other public places", "review existing laws and criminal investigation procedures apropos child abduction and child abuse", and "propose revisions in school curriculum to educate children in dealing with strangers and self-protection".