SUKKUR: The Sindh home department has finally constituted a joint investigation team (JIT) to look into the police failure to recover or even locate a minor girl, Priya Kumari, since her disappearance on Aug 19, 2021 while she was accompanying her father and serving water to mourners on the eve of Ashura near Sangrar town of Salehpat taluka in Sukkur district.

She was about seven years old when she went missing. There appeared to be no indication that she had been taken away by outlaws but her parents believed she had been kidnapped.

In recent weeks, some nationalist groups and civil society organisations raised the matter in their renewed street protests, held in several cities and towns of the province, making the home department to form the JIT to bring the issue to its logical end.

The five-member JIT comprises Mirpurkhas DIG Javed Jiskani (head), Hyderabad SSP Amjad Shaikh, Shaheed Benazirabad SSP Tanveer Tunio and two DSPs.

Published in Dawn, April 3rd, 2024

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