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FAISALABAD: A medical student orchestrated her kidnap to get money from her parents with the help of her Facebook friend in Lahore, say police.

The Civil Lines police arrested the alleged kidnapper and recovered Rs275,000 he demanded as ‘ransom’.

City Police Officer Athar Ismail told a press conference on Thursday that police registered a case on Feb 26 last on the complaint of Mirza Abid that his daughter had visited the Allied Hospital from where she was kidnapped.

He said the police launched investigation and detected a number which was used to call the girl.

He said link of the number was searched on the social media contacts of the girl and police managed to arrest Talha Ijaz in Lahore. A resident of Umar Block at Iqbal Town, Talha got Rs275,000 through mobi-cash facility.

He said police arrested Talha and recovered the girl who during investigation admitted that she orchestrated her kidnap to get the money.

Published in Dawn, March 2nd, 2018