2 kidnap victims recovered from Dalmia
KARACHI: The Aziz Bhatti police on Saturday claimed to have recovered a teenage boy and his young cousin who were kidnapped for ransom.
Aziz Bhatti SHO Ahsanullah said the police received a complaint at around 11:30am about the kidnapping of 16-year-old Ayaz Nazar and his paternal cousin Sultan Wali, who came here recently on vacations from Saudi Arabia.
He said Wali came to Gulshan-i-Iqbal to see his uncle. Later, Wali and Nazr left home for some work but were kidnapped by armed men, he added.
“After receiving the complaint and collecting eyewitnesses` accounts and gathering intelligence, we moved to the Dalmia area,” he said, adding that in the meantime, the victims` family received a phone call from kidnappers who demanded Rs2 million as a ransom amount for the safe release of the victims.
“We managed to locate the house where the victims were held. The police raided the place and after a shoot-out recovered the two victims, who were also tortured. The kidnappers, however, managed to escape,” he added.
The police registered a case (FIR 634/2011) under Sections 365-A (kidnapping for ransom) and 34 (common intention) of the Pakistan Penal Code against unidentified kidnappers.