Kidnapping suspected: AIOU student missing since Jan 12

Another IIUI female student also missing for over a month


Arsalan Altaf January 17, 2017
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ISLAMABAD: Police are looking for a female Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) student who reportedly went missing on January 12.

According to a complaint lodged by the girl’s family with the police, the student* had gone to the university to attend a workshop on January 12. The family says she was dropped at the university by their driver and was not there when the driver went back to pick her up in the afternoon. Both her mobile phone numbers were also switched off.

The family looked for her at the university and also asked the university administration to do so, but their efforts were fruitless. They lodged a complaint with the police the same day.

Two female varsity students missing in capital

Industrial Area police have registered a case against a man who is suspected by the family to have kidnapped the girl. A police official said they had also written letters to obtain mobile phone records of the girl to investigate the case.

It is pertinent to note here that two other female university students*, one each from International Islamic University (IIU) and the Centre for Advanced Studies in Engineering (CASE), had also gone missing from in or around their campuses last month. In the case of IIUI student, the police said the girl’s whereabouts were still unknown. They said they had questioned several of her mobile phone contacts as well as her classmates and hostel fellows, but had not been able to locate her.

*NAMES WITHHELD TO PROTECT IDENTITY

Published in The Express Tribune, January 18th, 2017. 

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