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Tutor among boy’s captors held in Peshawar

June 08, 2013

PESHAWAR, June 7: Local police on Friday arrested a boy’s three kidnappers, including his tutor, and recovered ransom.

ASP (cantonment circle) Bilal Zafar told a news conference here that 10-year-old student Tanveer Ali Shah had disappeared on June 3 and it later emerged that he was kidnapped.

He said the kidnappers had demanded ransom for the boy’s release.

Father of the boy Saeedullah of Warsak Road had informed Michini Gate police about the disappearance of his son and said the boy had gone to the house of tutor Waqas on Warsak Road but didn’t return.

He said he had informed police about the son’s disappearance and searched for him everywhere in the city but to no avail.

The boy’s father said he later received a call from kidnappers, who demanded the Rs1.2 million ransom.

“We paid ransom to kidnappers, who freed the boy in Kohat,” he said.

The ASP said investigators had taken the tutor and accomplices Abid and Wazir of Peshtakhara area into custody for interrogation during which he had confessed to the abduction.

He also said the arrested men had named other accomplices but they had yet to be arrested. Tutor Waqas said he had kidnapped the boy for ransom as he hadn’t paid his monthly fee.

Police said the arrested men seemed to be members of a well-organised gang of kidnapers.

The said of the Rs1.2 million rupees, Rs0.1 million had been recovered and the remaining would be recovered soon.

The accused have been booked at Michni Gate police station.

SCHOOL, HOUSE BLOWN UP: Militants on Friday blew up a government primary school in Kandao area of Frontier Region Peshawar.

The building was completely destroyed but no damage to human life was reported.

Local residents said militants had threatened to carry out more such activities if peace bodies were formed to fight them.

Recently, militants had killed principal of a local school.

Also in the day, militants blew up the house of Nawab Khan, a vocal opponent of militants.However, the blast didn’t cause any damage to human life.

According to a local resident, members of Nawab’s family left the house within minutes of learning about the imminent blast.

INJURED WOMAN POLIO WORKER DIES: A woman polio worker, who shot by unidentified men on May 28, succumbed to her critical injuries at Lady Reading Hospital on Friday.

Sunbal was part of a group of vaccinators, who were attacked in Kaga Vala area in the limits of Badbher police station.

Her colleague, Sharafat, had died on the spot.

BUILDING COLLAPSES: Some five people, three of them children, were injured after a building collapsed in Landi Sarak area of Charsadda Road here on Friday.

According to Rescue Service 1122 spokesman Aruj Sherazi, the injured, including Shah Room Bibi (22), Nabeela (12), Ilham Khan (12), Noorul Huda (14) and Abdul Waheed (24), were shifted to Lady Reading Hospital.