MULTAN: A magistrate on Sunday sent a suspect in the Muzaffargarh rape case on three-day physical remand, Express News reported.
During the hearing of the case, the suspect identified as Nadir denied all accusations levelled against him.
The magistrate ordered that Nadir should be handed over to the police.
Police said that they have collected evidence from the scene of the crime including the clothes of both the victim and the suspect. DNA samples were collected from the clothing and have been sent to a lab for analysis.
Police have also found a weapon at the scene.
The rape victim had set herself on fire on March 13 in front of the Mir Hazar Khan police station after hearing that the suspects who had allegedly raped her were granted bail. With 70% of her body burnt, the girl succumbed to her injuries on March 14 in the hospital.
On March 15, Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif had announced Rs0.5 million for the family of the victim. He had also visited the family of the victim in Muzaffargarh and assured them that those responsible for the tragedy will be held accountable.
Shahbaz also ordered the arrest of three policemen and suspension of another for conducting a faulty investigation and making a mockery of justice in the case.
The father of the deceased, while speaking to Shahbaz, had claimed that the investigating officer took Rs70,000 as a bribe and then declared the suspected rapists innocent and released them on bail.
Earlier, the mother of the victim had also threatened to set herself on fire if justice did not prevail.
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