Girl recovered, abductor held

January 22, 2019

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KOHAT: The police on Monday recovered an abducted teenage girl and arrested her kidnapper from Peshawar two weeks after the incident occurred.

Shakir Ali Shah had reported to the city police that he had suspicion that her daughter, studying in 9th class, had been kidnapped by a faith healer, Sajawal, a resident of Togh Bala.

The police after registering the complaint had started investigations and raided several places for the girl’s recovery.

District police officer Captain retired Wahid Mehmood said they traced the calls of the kidnapper and stormed a house in Peshawar where she had been kept.

The victim told police that Sajawal forcibly took her away a fortnight ago when she was going for tuition from her house.

Then sensing danger he shifted her to Peshawar and forced her to marry him, but she refused.

The accused was presented in the court of senior civil judge, Raja Shoeb, who granted the police his four-day remand for further investigations, the DPO said.

Published in Dawn, January 22nd, 2019