HYDERABAD: The Tando Muhammad Khan police claim to have rescued two underage girls from alleged captivity in a village.
SSP Shabbir Setharja informed a press conference on Friday that three suspects, identified as Maula Bux Chandio, Allahyar Chandio and Arbab Chandio, have been arrested in connection with the case.
According to him, one of the girls is 13 years old while her sister is seven years of age. He told the media that the elder sister was involved in a relationship with Moula Bux over the phone. She later escaped from her home in Faisalabad around two weeks ago with her sister and reached Tando Muhammad Khan. They reached Hyderabad in a train and the suspects picked them from Hyderabad railway station and took them to Tando Muhammad Khan.
The girl told the police that Moula Bux pretended to be the son of a rich landlord, offering a prosperous life to the girl if she escaped her parents to live with him. She alleged that she had been subjected to rape.
An FIR of the missing girls was registered by their parents at a police station in Faisalabad. The SSP said that the three suspects were trying to sell the girls but a timely raid by SP Dr Samee Malik saved them. The parents have been informed about the rescue, he added.
Published in The Express Tribune, July 9th, 2016.
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