Nankana Sahib: Murder of youth after abduction; 2 relatives among 5 arrested
NANKANA SAHIB: Sangla Hill Sadr police claimed to have arrested five accused, who killed a youth after abducting him for ransom. Addressing a press conference here on Tuesday, DPO Ghulam Mubashir said that Khizar Hayat called his relative Abid Tariq, who was a first year student at the Government Islamia College, to Fountain Chowk and took him to Shah Kot on November 7. The accused with the help of his accomplice Ashfaq Babar allegedly served drug–mixed tea to Abid, who fell unconscious after drinking it. Later, Khizar Hayat and his brother Sikandar Hayat took Abid to Bhikki Canal where they allegedly strangled him and threw his body into the canal.
Later, the accused contacted the family of Abid and demanded Rs 2.5 million ransom. The family insisted to talk to Abid but the accused refused. Police arrested Khizar Hayat on suspicion, who confessed to committing the crime. On his pointation, police arrested Sikandar Hayat, Iftikhar, Ishtiaq Babar and Sameena Bibi. Rescue 1122 staffers are searching the body of Abid. Further investigations are under way.