RAWALPINDI: When the 16-year-old Abdullah and his friend kidnapped Adil Gulzar, a grade nine student, all they had on their mind was easy money. But they panicked and killed Adil the next day, before they had even made a ransom demand.
They then called up Adil’s family and asked for Rs5 million, because they wanted to make a “big house and buy a car for themselves”, an official of the Airport area police said on Thursday. The police had learnt the information by interrogating Abdullah, who had been arrested on Wednesday.
Abdullah and his friend, while looking for a target, settled on their neighbour Gulzar thinking that his family will provide them with the needed money. Police think they killed Adil out of fear that he would identify them.
They put Adil’s body into a bag with heavy stones and threw it in Korang Nullah. Police found the body on Thursday, after getting the location’s information from Abdullah.
“The body was badly swollen and mutilated,” a police official told The Express Tribune.
Police said it was one of the rare cases where teenagers were found involved in kidnapping for ransom. Abdullah’s other accomplice is yet to be caught.
Published in The Express Tribune, December 17th, 2010.
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