RAWALPINDI: Police have recovered a mentally-challenged girl who was kidnapped by three suspects, including a couple, and recovered 70 tolas of gold jewellery worth over Rs10 million.

This was revealed by Superintendent of Police (Rawal Division) Babar Jawaid Joya and Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Waris Khan Mirza Tahir Sikandar during a press conference on Wednesday.

According to the police, since the girl was abducted and a first information report (FIR) registered with Waris Khan police on Oct 19, 2022, the police had launched an investigation and were using all tactics to recover her and arrest the kidnappers.

Noman Ahmad, a resident of Qasimabad, had lodged the FIR with Waris Khan police on Oct 19, saying that he had rented out his house to Shakeel a year ago as he owned a bird-selling business on DAV College Road.

He said his younger sister was mentally challenged and was under treatment for the last 10 years. The FIR said Shakil and his wife Faiza trapped his sister and kidnapped her in connivance with Faiza’s brother.

He said when his mother woke up in the morning, she found her daughter missing, cupboards emptied and Shakeel, Naveed and Faiza not present. Additionally, he said his mother’s and sister’s gold jewellery weighing 105 tolas, Rs3,500,000 and two mobile phones lying in the house were stolen.

He further alleged that some sort of spray was also used by the suspect to make them unconscious.

Meanwhile, police have arrested a rapist who repeatedly sexually abused a married woman and then blackmailed her after making a video of her in Kallar Syedan.

After the FIR was registered with the police, he was arrested while the police would carry out the medical examination of the rape victim.

Published in Dawn, November 24th, 2022

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