Girl found after two years


Imran Hafeez April 21, 2010

KARACHI: The 17-year-old girl who was sold as a bonded labourer was freed by the Awami Colony investigation police from Ranjanpur, Punjab, after two years.

Investigation in charge inspector Malik Adil said that the girl is a resident of Burmi Colony. She ran away with a neighbour, Shamsul Alim, against her family’s wishes. Alim took the young girl to his friend Ilyas’s house in Sohrab Goth.

One day, when Alim was not at home, Ilyas allegedly sold the girl and told Alim that she had just left the house without an explanation. The family registered an FIR against Alim at the Awami Colony Police Station. On a tip from a source, however, the police went to Rajanpur and with the help of the area’s police, found the girl. The men who had kept her captive managed to flee. The girl told the police that other women too were being held captive by the group.

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