Peshawar doctor remanded for keeping Filipino woman hostage
PESHAWAR: A local court on Wednesday ordered two-day physical remand of a doctor arrested and charged with keeping a Filipino woman and her two children hostage for almost three years.
Officials of the Gulberg Police Station produced Dr Zahid in the court of Judicial Magistrate Danish Afridi, who remanded the accused for two days on the request of the police. The police on Tuesday raided a house in Gulberg and recovered a Filipino woman Meri Gracy along with her three-year-old daughter, Sofia, and 10-month old son.
The investigation officer informed the judge that the accused had kidnapped the foreign woman and her two children three years ago. He said the woman’s husband was in jail for the past three years. The woman told the police that she was made hostage by Dr Zahid, who is the father of her children, and she hads been staying in his house since 2008.