Rawalpindi: Abducted girl reunited with family
RAWALPINDI: A three and half years old girl abducted by unidentified persons from Sadiqabad on Tuesday evening was safely reunited with her parents after 18 hours.
A huge search was launched for little Rumla, daughter of Mehboob Ali Nasir, involving over two dozens police officers and several family members of the girl.
Mr Nasir said it was at about 4pm when his pre-school going daughter went downstairs and vanished. “Soon afterwards, my nephew Rizwan informed me that he had seen somebody taking away Rumla. We launched a desperate search from house to house, in the streets and wherever we could go.” He said all of his family members were offering prayers and reciting from the holy Quran and praying for the safe return of the girl.
Rumla`s parents and uncles residing in the same house in Ameer Hamza Street appealed for help from anyone who might have seen the little girl. He said he along with his family members continued search for Rumla until Fajr prayers.
After sunrise, they continued their search and finally reached near Al-Karam mosque, about one kilometre away from their house, where one of the residents informed them that they had found a little girl who was now at the residence of one Zar Mast Khan.
Khan, who deals in old furniture and other goods, had found the girl accompanying some other children near the mosque Tuesday night.
On seeing her suspicious and shivering, Khan first took her to the mosque and made announcements to trace a clue to her parents. But after failing to get a response, he took her to his house.
The father of the girl said Khan was a very kind person as he had taken good care of her daughter because she was wearing one shoe and shivering when found.
He said he can`t describe those moments in words when he found her daughter, unhurt and safe.
“She is my fifth child but she is loved by everyone at home,” Mehboob said. He said it was the second such incident with him as his three-year-old nephew Abdul Moeed was also abducted about 10 days back and found the next day from a nearby graveyard, badly injured. He remained hospitalised for one week and has still not regained his health,” Mehboob said.
He said he was a law-abiding citizen and had no enmity with anybody which could be the motive behind the two incidents.