Sukkur: Revenge kidnapping: Khoso women rescued hours after abduction
SUKKUR: The Dubbar police recovered the abductees on Thursday morning after a night-long raid in the kutcha area near Ghulam Bund. The police have successfully managed to rescue two women and a girl, hours after they were kidnapped on Wednesday night. The women were reportedly kidnapped from the Bashir Khoso village, situated near Ghulam Bund to avenge the alleged kidnapping of a teenage girl from Hassan Labano village earlier in the evening.
A group of armed men forced their way into the house of a village elder, Bashir Khoso and took the residents hostage on gunpoint. The men abducted Mai Zulekha, Mai Zainab and 10-year-old Rabia. The police cordoned off the kutcha area near Ghulam Bund, where the Labano villages are located. The police asked the elders to release the women and they agreed by morning.
Rabia was handed over to her parents, while Zainab and Zulekha were taken to record their statements. Talking with The Express Tribune at the women’s complaint centre, Zulekha said that men had barged into her house and started looting valuables.
“[Before that], in the evening, a teenage girl named Hazooran, the daughter of Hamzo Labano, had eloped with my cousin’s son, Shahid Khoso, to marry him,” Zulekha said. “Instead of bringing the matter to the knowledge of the village elders, the Labano men ransacked our house and kidnapped us [to avenge the girl’s decision].”
She claimed that the Khoso and Labano tribes have been living in the same locality for a long time and such incidents had never taken place in the past. “If the girl had eloped, her parents should have come to our elders to decide the matter,” Zulekha said. Zainab was still in shock and chose not to comment. The women recorded their statements at the district and sessions court.