The police claimed to have rescued a 40-day-old infant from the captivity of kidnappers and arrested three suspects during a raid at Jafar Tayyar Society in Malir.
The infant, Omar Hussain, was kidnapped by unidentified persons from National Institute of Child Health (NICH) and an FIR No 266/15 was registered at Saddar police station, said district South DIG Dr Jameel Ahmed during a press conference on Monday evening.
While investigating the case, Saddar police conducted a raid in Malir on a tip-off and found the kidnapped child.
They also arrested three suspects, Rani, her husband Rizwan Khan and her ex-husband Gulfam. Investigation officer Nazar Muhammad told The Express Tribune that the initial investigation revealed that Rani's ex-husband is the prime suspect, as he played a vital role in the kidnapping. The infant was abducted when his mother, Sajida, arrived at NICH for the treatment of her eldest son, he claimed.
Muhammad revealed that Gulfam is also the ex-husband of Sajida.
"Rani and Rizwan had no child of their own, so Gulfam planned Hussain's kidnapping to help the couple," he said. "Gulfam took Rani along with him to NICH and kidnapped Sajida's son."
Separately, Rangers apprehended four more suspects during a raid in Lines Area. Rangers said that the suspects belonged to a political party. Weapons were also seized from their possession.
Published in The Express Tribune, December 1st, 2015.
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