Kidnapped child freed from captors in Sukkur
KARACHI: A three-year-old boy kidnapped for ransom in Gulistan-i-Jauhar on Nov 8 was recovered in Sukkur on Sunday, two of his suspected captors were arrested and the ransom money was seized, police said.
The recovery was made on the Sukkur Bypass with the assistance of the district police officer of Sukkur and the Citizens-Police Liaison Committee, the police added.
“The kidnappers had called the mother of the child to bring the ransom money on the Sukkur Bypass and take the child in an exchange of the money,” DPO of Sukkur Saqib Ismail Memon told Dawn .
“We went there with the mother and secretly watched the scene and as soon as the exchange took place and the child came in his mother`s custody, we moved in and got hold of two suspects and recovered weapons and the ransom money from their possession.”
The two suspects were identified as Shaukat Bulaidi and Rehmatullah. CPLC chief Ahmed Chinoy said t the child, Abdul Hameed Dasti, had been kidnapped in Gulistan-i-Jauhar on Nov 8 allegedly by Shaukat who reportedly had a dispute with the child`s father, Ali Muhammad.
Initially, a ransom of Rs1.5 million was demanded, but during negotiations the kidnappers agreed to receive Rs85,000, the CPLC chief added.
The child had been kept somewhere in Jacobabad where the kidnappers had subjected him to torture also, the Sukkur DPO said, adding that there were marks of cuts and torture on his body.