Punjab

New CCTV footage shows Zainab being led away by kidnapper

A new CCTV footage has captured the last moments of seven-year-old Zainab before she was brutally raped and murdered and dumped on a garbage pile, in a chilling tragedy that sparked nationwide protest and grief.
The new video footage shows her alleged kidnapper beckoning her to come with him, after which the little girl, donned in a frock and leggings, walks towards him.
After going missing on January 4, her body was found dumped in a garbage pile by passers-by in Road Kot area of Kasur, five days after her disappearance.
The heinous incident triggered a countrywide movement for justice with the hashtag #JusticeForZainab, as the civil society rallied in cities and towns across the country demanding swift action against the culprit(s).
Almost a week after the tragedy, no suspects have yet been caught. Displeased at no real progress in the case, Chief Justice of the Lahore High Court has summoned IG Punjab over the police’s failure to nab the culprit(s). 
In the hours following the incident, Chief Minister Punjab Shehbaz Sharif constituted a Joint Investigation Team for inquiry, while Chief Justice Saqib Nisar took suo motu notice of the rape and murder of the minor.
Muhammad Ameen, the aggrieved father of the seven-year-old girl, lamented before the media on Sunday that not a single suspect in the case had been arrested.
“The police keep assuring us that the suspect will be arrested soon,” he said.
Earlier, Zainab’s father had slammed the police for “negligence in tracing out the culprit(s) in time” to save his daughter’s life.
“The police showed negligence over the last five days. Prompt action by the police [in the days since her kidnapping] could have saved my daughter,” the father had said.