RAWALPINDI: Police arrested a man for allegedly kidnapping a 12 year-old girl on Friday in Fauji Colony Pirwadhai.

According to details, the girl’s father registered an FIR stating that his teenage daughter went to a nearby shop to buy sweets, but did not return home.

His neighbour, who had asked for his daughter’s hand in marriage, had threatened to kidnap her after her family had turned down his proposal because their daughter was too young, police said, adding the girl was recovered after investigation and the suspect was arrested.

Medical examination of both the girl and alleged kidnapper will be conducted for further legal proceedings, they added.

Published in Dawn, July 7th, 2020