Three sisters abducted from Mirpurkhas recovered by police

Published June 23, 2017
Vijanti Mala, Shelta and Pirya. — Photo by author.
Vijanti Mala, Shelta and Pirya. — Photo by author.

Three sisters belonging to the Hindu community, who were allegedly kidnapped in Tando Jan Mohammad of Mirpurkhas two nights ago, were recovered by police on Friday.

Sixteen-year-old Vijanti Mala, 15-year old Shelta and their 7-year-old sister, Priya, were allegedly abducted by influential people belonging to the same area, police said.

Gulji Meghwar, the girls' father, had registered a report of their alleged abduction with SHO Tando Jan Mohammad, Ayaz Bhatti.

A police official told Dawn that the girls will be produced before a judge in Digri town, adding that an investigation into the matter was underway.

He added that police had conducted raids and made some arrests in connection to the case.

The DSP added that an FIR would be registered upon the orders of the court.

Talking to Dawn, Advocate Kashif Bajeer, the regional head of the Society for Protection of Rights of Children, condemned the incident in strong words.

The advocate demanded that the Sindh government put laws in place to protect the children, especially from the Hindu community, from repeated incidents of forced conversion and subsequent marriage.

Bajeer also demanded the early arrest of all involved in the "ghastly act".

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