In custody: Police recover abducted girl, kidnapper held

Accused named Talha was Facebook friend of the victim

March 03, 2018
Young girl was kidnapped and later found PHOTO: FILE

FAISALABAD: The police claimed to have arrested a kidnapper and recovered a girl who was abducted for ransom on February 26.

City Police Officer (CPO) Athar Ismail, while addressing a press conference at Police Lines Complex, said that Amina Samreen, a student at Aziz Fatima Medical College, a resident of Eden Valley, Canal Road Faisalabad, was abducted from Allied Hospital on February 26.

In this regard, a case was registered with Civil Lines police station on the report of abductee girl's father, Mirza Abid added.

He maintained that a special police team, comprising Lyallpur Town SP Ahmed Mohyuddin, Civil Lines DSP Imran Kalro and Civil Lines SHO Shahid Alvi was constituted.

The CPO pointed out the team worked on scientific lines and traced out the accused named Talha Ijaz, son of Malik Ijaz Nazir. The accused was a Facebook friend of the girl.

Ismail said that the accused also received Rs0.275 million as ransom from Mirza Abid, father of the girl through easy-paisa. The police arrested the accused and recovered the girl and ransom amount.

Earlier, a five-year-old boy was sexually assaulted after abduction by his neighbour in Lahore.

Muhammad Ashfaq, the father of the boy told the police that his son was playing outside their house in Manga Mandi when a man, identified as Umar, kidnapped him and took him to a nearby field.  When the son didn’t return home after some time, the family started searching for him.

Published in The Express Tribune, March 3rd, 2018.

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