LAHORE: A suspect connected to the murder of rookie model Areeba was arrested on Monday as the mystery surrounding the killing unfolded through CCTV footage, police said.
According to SSP Ayaz Salim, Areeba’s body was found in a suitcase at a bus station in Lahore’s Johar Town on January 13. Post-mortem later confirmed that she was raped before being murdered.
The rookie model, who has been identified by her real name Abeera Iqbal, was a student at Punjab University and lived in a hostel.
Areeba reportedly went to meet suspect Tooba, whose original name has been disclosed as Uzma Rao, a day before her ruthless murder as both of the young girls shared the same passion of making a name in the modeling and fashion industry.
In the CCTV footage, Tooba can be seen along with a man dropping off the suitcase at the bus station in Johar Town.
SSP Salim said that the police have arrested Tooba while raids are being carried out in search of the other suspect.