SUKKUR, Nov 27: The family of a missing 12-year-old girl staged two protest demonstrations in Ghotki on Tuesday to demand the arrest of kidnappers.

The relatives of the missing girl, a student of grade eight and a resident of Muhalla Hazara Shah in Mirpur Mathelo, protested in front of the press club and the office of the SSP in Ghotki. They demanded that the girl, who went missing 12 days ago, be recovered and the kidnappers arrested. Her family alleged that a landlord and head constable in Mirpur Mathelo were asking for Rs100,000 for her recovery but her father was not in the position to pay such a large amount.

The father, Muhammad Shaban Shaikh, had lodged an FIR in the Mirpur Mathelo police station against 10 men. He said that even though 12 days had passed but the police still hadn’t recovered his daughter or the kidnappers.

The parents of the girl threatened to set themselves on fire if their daughter was not immediately recovered. Ghotki SSP Irfan Baloch later called the parents in his office and assured them that the girl would be recovered. The protesters then dispersed.

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