Mall shoot-out: Police identify suspects involved

Police say they are conducting various raids to track down the suspects behind the attempted kidnapping.

Web Desk March 04, 2013
Three young men and a girl in a black car tried to kidnap a woman, a teenage girl and a toddler from the underground parking of Dolmen Mall in Clifton. PHOTO: ATHAR KHAN/EXPRESS

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.


Sterry | 8 years ago | Reply

@Baba Ji: I have to disagree with you. These suspects will not only be caught but charged since the public wants to see them behind bars for kidnapping. People like you said Shehzad Khan's killer would not be found when he was deported from Dubai- people like you said Tauqueer Sadiq won't be deported after alleged embezzlement from OGRA - but now you are dealing with a more demanding public who expect criminals to be served justice. Accountability has been improving with crimes if you haven't noticed! PS the gaurd really is a hero!

Baba Ji | 8 years ago | Reply All drama of conducting raids to nab the culprits ... nothing will happen ... relax everyone !!!!
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