Three day ordeal: Runaway boy escapes from clutches of predator

Police arrest suspect for kidnapping, abusing boy who had run away from school


Our Correspondent October 19, 2018
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ISLAMABAD: A runaway boy was confined and abused by a man who had offered him help.

The victim suffering a three-day ordeal in a local hotel managed to escape and reach Karachi Company police station for help.

Karachi Company police has arrested a suspect who kidnapped a grade IX student and brought him from Lahore to Islamabad Sector G-9/4 and raped him for three days.

According to the police, the suspect Hasan Ali is a resident of Islamabad G-9/ 4, who went to Lahore a few days ago for some work, where he found a young boy who had run away from his school.

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The suspect coaxed the child into believing that he was his well-wisher and tricked him into coming with him to Islamabad. Hasan Ali booked a room at a local hotel in Sector G-9/4 area where he locked up the victim him and assaulted him. For three days, the ordeal went on. Finally on Wednesday, the boy got a chance to escape when his tormentor was in the bathroom. He reached the Karachi Company police station, where police registered the case. Police conducted a raid and arrested the suspect Hasan Ali on Thursday.

Drugs on campus

Special squads of the police have arrested 51 drug peddlers during the ongoing year involved in supplying narcotics to students at educational institutions.

SSP (operations) Amin Bukhari had set up these squads to watch and ward on educational institutions so as to catch peddlers supplying drugs on campuses.

Subsequently, police arrested 51 suspects for supplying drugs to students and recovered 21.2 kilogramme of hashish, 3.37 kilogramme heroin, meth-ice and tranquilisers from them. Reviewing this performance, police spokesman said that SSP Bukhari had appreciated the performance and directed all police officials to remain vigilant in their respective areas and ensure the arrests of those involved in the ugly business of drug pushing.

Furthermore, Khanna police has arrested nine suspects for gambling in an educational institution, besides recovery of Rs25,000 stake money. The suspects were found gambling in a school ground near Korang Nala. Sub inspector Ashiq Hussain informed that suspect Umar Zeeshan was busy gambling along with eight of his accomplices in the ground, who have been arrested along with him, and Rs25,000 stake money and nine mobile phones have been recovered and a case has been registered against them.

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Moreover, Shahzebullah told Tarnol police that four unknown armed suspects snatched Rs848,000 cash from him at gunpoint. Similarly in another incident Parvez Akhtar told Khan police that he was going to Dhok Kala Khan when two unknown armed robbers came on a motorcycle and snatched his mobile phone and Rs20,000 on gunpoint. Police have registered a case against the suspects involved in both crimes.

Anti-drug’s special court Judge Sardar Muhammad Akram has sentenced three guilty drug smugglers to jail and a hefty fine. Culprit Muhammad Sagheer who was smuggling 13kg heroine from Islamabad airport to Australia has been sentenced to lifetime imprisonment and Rs400,000 fine, Zohaib Ahmed has been sentenced to five  months imprisonment and Rs1,500 fine for smuggling 600 grams of hashish. Asghar khan has been awarded two and a half months imprisonment and Rs30,000 fine for smuggling 1,500 gram drugs. All three culprits were arrested by Anti-Narcotics Force.

Published in The Express Tribune, October 19th, 2018.

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