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KARACHI, Dec 16: The Anti-Violent Crime Cell (AVCC) killed an alleged kidnapper and recovered a boy after a shootout on the outskirts of the city on Sunday.

AVCC SSP Niaz Ahmed Khosa told the media that six-year-old Mohammad Usman, a student of Class I, was kidnapped by a rickshaw driver who used to pick and drop him at school. For the last one year, Asghar Khan used to pick the boy from his home in Sultanabad and drop him at the school in Clifton.

On Friday he picked Usman from home as per the daily routine, but did not return in the afternoon. Later in the day, the suspect made a call demanding Rs20 million as a ransom.

Acting on a tip-off, AVCC found Ahmed Brohi Goth off the Superhighway toll plaza and carried out a house-to-house search, and finally early Sunday morning located the house the boy was kept.

“As the police raided the house, Asghar opened fire on the police party. During the shootout, the suspect was killed and the boy recovered safely,” SSP Khosa said.

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