Zainab’s suspected killer shaved his beard after crime, say neighbours

Neighbours of a man suspected of involvement in the rape and murder of seven-year-old Zainab Kasuri, said that the suspect had shaved his beard after killing the child. 

A shopkeeper told SAMAA that the suspect, Imran Ali, did not look worried even after the murder of Zainab Ansari and acted normal as if nothing happened.

“He also used to demand exemplary punishment for the Zainab’s killer,” another neighbor recalled.

Zainab Ansari, a Grade 1 student, was abducted on her way to Holy Quaran’s class on Jan 4 when she went missing. She was sexually assaulted and strangulated to death, and her body was found lying in a heap of garbage a few days later.

The horrific incident shocked the whole country as cricket stars, celebrities, rights activists and politicians joined calls for justice.

According to the police, the suspect was a neighbour of Zainab’s aunt. – SAMAA