Young girl kidnapped, abandoned in graveyard

Uzma, 15 was helping her sister administer polio vaccines when she was kidnapped by unidentified people

Riaz Ahmed February 17, 2018
Young girl was kidnapped and later found unconscious PHOTO: FILE

PESHAWAR: The sister of a polio worker, Uzma was kidnapped in the Sheikhan area of Peshawar by unidentified people. She was found unconscious in a graveyard on Friday evening. Earlier that day she was helping her sister administer polio vaccines.

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At first, police had denied the incident, however, SSP Operation Javed Iqbal later admitted to the event claiming it was never reported to the police.

Talking to The Express Tribune, a police official said Uzma, 15, along with her sister Shabana, were busy working when Uzma was kidnapped by unidentified people.

“Uzma was outside a house doing the door marking and Shabana was inside. Shabana heard a cry and quickly rushed outside to find no one,” he added, saying that a search was underway.

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“In the evening, the girl was found unconscious in a graveyard,” he said, further adding that there had been no FIR registered yet.

The victim was later rushed to Lady Reading Hospital (LRH) where she was undergoing treatment. Police said the initial report hadn’t stated any sexual abuse however they were waiting for details.




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