LAYYAH: Three members of a polio team were held hostage when they tried to administer polio drops to the children of a family in Chak 80-A/TDA in Karor Lal Essan on Monday.

Reports said a polio team comprising lady health workers Bushra Latif and Abida Bibi, and Muhammad Akram went to a locality where Pukhtoon families were residing.

The team went to the house of Gulab Khan where his guest Rahim Khan, who came from Afghanistan, was also staying. As team members tried to administer polio drops to the children of Rahim Khan, he fell into a rage and snatched the vaccine box from a lady worker. The accused later held the three members of the polio team hostage.

On being informed by zonal supervisor Muhammad Ajmal, a police team reached the spot, recovered members of the polio team and arrested accused Rahim Khan.

Karor SHO Riaz Ahmad said the accused was arrested and a case was registered against him.

Published in Dawn, January 12th, 2016