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Murder, rape of Pakistan girl may have been work of serial killer

A serial killer may have been responsible for the murder and rape of eight-year-old Zainab Ansari, according to Pakistan authorities.

DNA testing has linked the killing to at least five other cases of child abuse and murder in the city of Kasur in northeast Pakistan, where Ansari was found in a garbage bin last week.


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Murder, rape of 8-year-old Pakistan girl sparks protests around country

Ansari went missing while heading to a nearby home for Quranic studies. Her body was found on Jan. 9, four days after she was reported missing.

It was the 12th incident of a girl being abducted, raped, and killed in the past year in Kasur district, police say.

WATCH: ‘People are too scared to send their children out, father of Pakistan girl says




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Pakistan: Slain girl may have been victim of serial killer

LAHORE, Pakistan — A serial killer may have been behind the rape and murder of young girl in Pakistan whose killing sparked deadly clashes between protesters and police, an official said Saturday.

Rana Sanaullah, the home minister for Punjab province, said DNA testing has linked the killing to at least five other cases of child abuse and murder in the city of Kasur. Police have detained eight suspects, including two relatives of the girl.

Eight-year-old Zainab Ansari went missing last week while heading to a nearby home for Quranic studies. The discovery of her body, which was found in a garbage bin Tuesday, ignited clashes between residents and police that killed two people and wounded three others.

The residents say the authorities were slow to respond to the girl’s disappearance, charges denied by police.

The city appeared calm but tense on Saturday after three days of clashes. Businesses reopened, but police and paramilitary

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Pakistan: Slain girl may have been victim of serial killer

A serial killer may have been behind the rape and murder of young girl in Pakistan whose killing sparked deadly clashes between protesters and police, an official said Saturday.

Rana Sanaullah, the home minister for Punjab province, said DNA testing has linked the killing to at least five other cases of child abuse and murder in the city of Kasur. Police have detained eight suspects, including two relatives of the girl.

Eight-year-old Zainab Ansari went missing last week while heading to a nearby home for Quranic studies. The discovery of her body, which was found in a garbage bin Tuesday, ignited clashes between residents and police that killed two people and wounded three others.

The residents say the authorities were slow to respond to the girl’s disappearance, charges denied by police.

The city appeared calm but tense on Saturday after three days of clashes. Businesses reopened, but police

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Zainab Ansari murder: Pakistan police release sketch of suspect in manhunt for ‘serial killer’

Police in Pakistan are stepping up a manhunt for a possible serial killer after an eight-year-old girl was found raped and murdered in Kasur, eastern Punjab, sparking widespread protests. 

Government spokesperson Malik Ahmad Khan said authorities were searching for a suspect who kidnaps and kills young girls after Zainab Ansari’s body was found on Tuesday. 

It comes after police revealed at least 10 similar cases had rocked the city since January 2017.

Investigators now say they have found traces of the same DNA on six of the girls, including Zainab, according to a police document seen by the BBC. 

All of the girls, who lived within a 3km radius, went missing from near their homes and were dumped on rubbish sites or in abandoned houses nearby. 

Speaking at a press conference on Friday, Mr Khan vowed to bring Zainab’s killer to justice and said chief minister Shehbaz Sharif would be personally following the case.

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Child’s Rape and Murder Sparks Fears of Serial Killer in Pakistan, 2 Killed in Violent Protests

Lahore: Protests broke out across Pakistan on Thursday after the rape and murder of a 7-year-old girl in a district south of Lahore, due to public anger at what is seen as the authorities’ failure to investigate such cases.

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

Two people were killed on Wednesday when police fired at angry protesters in Kasur, and a local resident said schools, offices, and markets remained shut in the town on Thursday.

Demonstrations were held in all cities between Faisalabad in the northeast down to Pakistan’s southern metropolis of Karachi.

In Lahore, the provincial capital of the state where Kasur is located, protesters blocked a major road connecting the two, causing traffic between them to be suspended.

Police recovered the body of Zainab Ansari from a garbage dumpster in Kasur

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Pakistan news anchor goes on air with her daughter on her lap as she pleads for justice for six-year-old girl who …

A Pakistani news anchor presented last night’s broadcast with her daughter on her lap in honour of the six-year-old girl who was kidnapped, raped and murdered on Tuesday.

Zainab Ansari was caught on CCTV being led away by a mystery man and was later found raped and strangled on a rubbish pile about a mile from her home.

She is the sixth child to have been abducted, raped and murdered in the city of Kasur in the past year, and local police believe that the killings may have one perpetrator.

Murdered: Zainab is the sixth murder victim in a year to be kidnapped, raped, strangled and dumped in the city of Kasur in just one year and police believe them to be linked to one man

Murdered: Zainab is the sixth murder victim in a year to

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Girl, eight, who was raped and murdered in Pakistan may be the sixth victim of a SERIAL KILLER targeting children in …

  • Zainab Ansari, eight, was kidnapped, raped and murdered in Kasur, Pakistan
  • CCTV shows her being led away by a man, who then murdered her 
  • She is the sixth child to have been murdered in a similar way in the city
  • Police believe that one man has committed all the murders
  • Her death has shocked Pakistanis who claim authorities have been slow to act

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