Karachi: Police recover kidnapped siblings after 4 months
KARACHI: The Anti-Violent Crime Unit (AVCU) recovered two siblings who were kidnapped four months ago. The recovered siblings, Kiran, 14, and her younger brother, Ahmed, 4, were recovered within the jurisdiction of Manghopir Police Station while the kidnapper was also apprehended. Unidentified men kidnapped the siblings on September 4, 2008 from Azeempura, within the jurisdiction of Al–Falah Police Station. Soon after, the kidnappers made a phone call to their family and asked for Rs 10 million as ransom money for their release. The parents of the kidnapped children registered a case in the Al–Falah Police Station, which was later transferred to the AVCU.
However, after prolong negotiations with the kidnappers, Rs 0.1 million was decided as the ransom money. According to AVCU DSP ShakeelAwan, the culprits had not made any phone calls demanding ransom payment since the past month, as they had realized that the police were now involved in the case.
Upon receiving information regarding the whereabouts of the kidnappers, the AVCU raided a house within the limits of the Manghopir Police Station and recovered the children who were found tied with ropes and arrested a man named Naseem.
The DSP, quoting the children’s statement, said that they were on their way to a tuition center when Naseem took them away in a vehicle after rendering them unconscious.
Awan revealed that Naseem was a native of Afghanistan and used to work in a local hotel. According to the initial investigation, he said that the arrested man does not have any relation with the recovered children and their family. However, it is unclear whether he acted alone or had accomplices. The police are still continuing with their efforts to discover if anyone else was involved in the kidnapping.