KARACHI: Police say they have identified the perpetrators responsible for the attempted kidnapping at Dolmen City Mall in Karachi on Saturday and are conducting several raids to track them down.
Five perpetrators, including a woman, tried to kidnap Samina Ashraf, a Defence resident, and her daughter Mahvish at gunpoint. But when a security guard tried to get in their way, one of the suspects opened fire, injuring the guard and Mahvish.
According to CCTV footage, the perpetrators managed to get Ashraf and her daughter in the car successfully until the guard fired at their car and busted its tyres.
The firing by the security guards caused a panic and the suspects managed to flee during the chaos. Once outside, they carjacked a vehicle at gunpoint and managed to escape.
Investigation officer Zulfiqar Ali said, “I commend the brave guard who made the kidnapping attempt unsuccessful and even got injured in the process. However, the perpetrators still managed to escape.”
The police added that they were conducting raids in several different parts of the city.
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