Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar on Tuesday announced that the serial killer behind the murders of four minor boys in Kasur district has been identified.
Addressing a press conference in Lahore, the chief minister said that 27-year-old Suhail Shehzad had been identified using polygraphic and DNA testing.
The suspect has been arrested and is expected to be produced before an antiterrorism court in Lahore today(Wednesday).
“Geo-fencing for 1,649 suspects was done and DNA samples of 1,543 were tested,” said Buzdar, as he revealed details of the police probe conducted to unearth his identity.The chief minister confirmed that the suspect was behind all four cases of sodomy and murder which shook Kasur last month and shone fresh light on the continued prevalence of child sexual abuse in the country. “The case against him will be pursued in an anti-terrorism court,” he announced.
“I will oversee the Chunian case myself,” declared Buzdar, referring to the tehsil in Kasur where the remains of the minor boys were discovered.
According to the Punjab inspector general of police, the suspect is a resident of Chunian’s Rana Town and committed the crimes in June, August and September.
Four children — aged between eight and 12 years — had gone missing since June with the latest, Faizan, 8, disappearing on the night of Sept 16.
The remains of three of them were found on September 17 from sand dunes near Chunian bypass. Chief Minister Buzdar had taken notice of the incident and sought a report from the Punjab police chief.