Gujranwala: Even ransom fails to save minor
GUJRANWALA: Incensed by the killing of a minor boy on Sunday in the face of paying Rs700,000 ransom to kidnappers, traders on Monday threatened to go on a shutter down strike if the police failed to arrest the culprits within three days.
Traders of Lakerwala Pull and civil society members held a meeting here and condemned the gruesome murder of Binyamin, son of trader Muhammad Azeem, the owner of Popular Nursery.
It may be mentioned that unidentified culprits had kidnapped Binyamin from Sabri Chowk some 28 days back when he was playing with his friends. The kidnappers took him to some unknown place and demanded Rs1 million ransom from his father for the release of his son.
Talking to reporters, the victim’s father said that the ransom amount was paid to kidnappers in two installments. He said the police was duly informed about all proceedings, but they could neither save his son’s life nor able to arrest the culprits.
On Sunday, heirs and the area people had blocked the GT Road, Gondlanwala Road and Civil Hospital Road for some two hours when police shifted the body of the deceased to the DHQ Hospital for autopsy. They had also burnt used tyres in protest.
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