A boy was recovered from the custody of kidnappers while three suspects were rounded up in Sialkot, Express News reported on Thursday.
A few days ago, unidentified accused car abducted 17-year-old Abdul Rehman from Fatah Garh Chowk. After the incident, the culprits demanded Rs1 million from the victim’s family as ransom.
The boy’s father registered a case at Saddar police station against the suspects. Later, a police team, headed by Inspector Javed Hussain, traced the kidnappers and conducted a raid at a hide-out.
The police arrested the accused identified as Iqbal, Asadullah and Hamza and shifted them to the police station for interrogation.
Meanwhile, on successful operation, Punjab IG Amjad Javed Saleemi announced a cash reward of Rs0.2 million and appreciation certificates for those policemen who took part in tracking down the suspects.
Earlier, police arrested two individuals for kidnapping and murdering a minor boy in Gujranwala.
Officials said that accused Faisal and Mukhtiar were identified as friends of the deceased. They had kidnapped him and had demanded a ransom of Rs10 million for his release. However, H*’s body was discovered in Nowshera’s Virkan tehsil near some bushes.
Investigation suggests the minor was sexually assaulted by the accused.
Reportedly, 14-year-old H* was kidnapped by unidentified men near his home. Later, the kidnappers called the boy’s family and demanded a ransom of Rs10 million. The child’s father registered a complaint at Garjak police station and an investigation was opened.
During this time, the abductor called the child’s family to negotiate, but officials were unable to trace the call and apprehend the perpetrators. On the other hand, the victim’s paternal uncle claims that H* was murdered on the very day he was kidnapped and that no call for ransom was ever received.