MUZAFFARGARH: A young man staged a drama of his kidnap by the Katcha gangs of Sindh and tried to trick his father into giving him Rs2m.

Two days ago, Muhammed Ahmad (22), son of Mushtaq Mahra, went missing from Rohillanwali, 25km from the city. His father approached police by calling 15, complaining about the kidnap of his son.

Rohillanwali police registered a case. A day later, Mushtaq received a call from his son who told his father that he had been kidnapped by the Katcha area gangs of Sindh who demanded Rs2m as ransom for his release. He said the gangs would kill him if they did not get the demanded amount.

District Police Officer Syed Hasnain Haider ordered SHO Zahid Mahmood Leghari to recover Ahmad from Sindh. Police reached the Katcha area of Ranipur in Sindh, located Ahmad by using modern technology and recovered him. The SHO said that Ahmad had faked his kidnapping and his ‘kidnapper’ kept calling his parents, demanding the ransom amount.

During investigation, police came to know that Ahmad wanted to contract marriage with a girl of his choice while his parents opposed it. He made a plan with his friend to get money from his father and contract a love marriage. Police arrested Ahmad and his accomplice who was with him in Ranipur.

ARRESTED: A man was arrested for killing his mother in the name of honour in the Sanawan Police Station area.

SHO Shahid Rizwan Mahota identified the suspect as Mujahid, saying he had confessed to committing the crime. Mujahid had killed his mother (45) by attacking her with an axe in connivance with his cousin Muhammad Imran two weeks back. His cousin had also been arrested.

RAPE CASE: Inspector General of Police Dr Usman Anwar has sought a report from the Dera Ghazi Khan regional police officer (RPO) on the alleged rape of a BSc student of Alipur on pretence of marriage.

The suspect had made videos of the alleged crime and posted them on social media. According to the FIR registered with the Alipur Police Station, the suspect kept raping the girl for a year by blackmailing her to release the videos online if she resisted. The girl told her parents who reported the matter to police.

A case was registered against the suspect and his two accomplices.

When the Alipur police conducted a raid to arrest the suspect, he had already got a pre-arrest bail from court.

The suspect claimed that the girl was his wife, showing their marriage certificate as proof.

Published in Dawn, April 26th, 2024

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