7 year old Zainab has captured Pakistan’s attention. Sadly it isn’t for reasons that would make any normal human being even remotely satisfied.
Zainab was brutally raped and murdered in Kasur, then left in a pile of garbage
All this happened while little Zainab’s parents were away on Umrah.
The whole country has been rattled ever since news of the brutal injustice to Zainab surfaced
#JusticeForZainab has been a top trend on Twitter in Pakistan ever since the news broke and people from all walks of life are asking for swift action to be taken regarding this inhumane act.
Kasur, the place where this incident happened, is also a top trend.
Incidentally, Kasur has been in the news recently because of a ring of child pornographers and mass abuse that was carried out against children from the area. Sadly, those abusers were allegedly protected by “influential people”, hence they’re still at large.
Now, footage of what appears to be Zainab and her murderer has surfaced
This is CCTV footage of the Butcher who apparently rapped and murdered innocent Zainab.
— SYED FAYYAZ ALI (@IamTeamIK) January 9, 2018
And obviously, it has elicited a lot of reaction from people
I wish from the depth of my heart that he is found and punished! What we need to remember is that there is a "Zainab" in each household and a sick, evil predator lurking in the dark corners of each neighbourhood. #JusticeForZainab
— M E R E E N (@MehreenTweets) January 9, 2018
I love my country but I don't want my daughters to live in such a country where innocent little girls are unsafe.
— اشفاق احمد (@Ashfaq_Ahmad24) January 9, 2018
Many people are pointing out how the criminal seems to be someone Zainab knew
Based on the comfort level and lack of her making any apparent gestures or expression that can give the idea that she may be reacting to being abducted.
She is walking with THAT JANWAR as if she knows him
— faridabokhari (@faridabokhari1) January 9, 2018
From the looks of it, the abductor of Zainab seems to be someone she knows and feels safe with. May be from family or friends. https://t.co/j1YKFQotFY
— Marvi Sirmed (@marvisirmed) January 10, 2018
The poor kid is walking comfortably hand in hand, so obviously someone known to family
— حکیم بُڈَّھن (@2wittermafia) January 9, 2018
The surfacing of the CCTV footage has taken a severe effect on many people
At last, I felt shame last night vn I saw this. Was crying and didn’t sleep. Shame on us and our society. Horrible crime, inhuman, brutality, and society is sleeping. Didn’t c a single person come out and condemn this. Where is candle light society.
— taher karamat Ch (@tkchali) January 10, 2018
And there were those who were just too overcome with grief and shock to bring themselves to watch it
Don't have the heart to watch this.
— Zuhair Riaz (@RiazZuhair) January 10, 2018
But the biggest takeaway from this is that people are trying to locate this animal
For Allah's sake please someone find him 😡😡😡😡
— rizokara (@rizokara) January 10, 2018
@CMShehbaz take action NOW
— Ayesha Saeed Haq (@Ayeshasaeedhaq) January 10, 2018
This gentleman even came forward saying he can identify him
I know him this guy and also knows him the CM of Punjab really its true and you can check him through by NADRA system if you want see the face by zooming i can get him this Human Drop with 12 hours waiting for fedback
— Akhtar (@engrakhtarjave1) January 10, 2018
Here’s hoping that relevant authorities will take notice of this and actually decide to act on this to make sure at least this criminal is brought to justice to, at least, ensure Zainab’s family can see their daughter’s story find closure.