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Sunday Dec 01 2019

Girl kidnapped from Karachi's DHA area

KARACHI: A girl was kidnapped at gunpoint in the DHA area of Karachi's District South by armed kidnappers, who also shot and critically injured her male friend.

It is the second major kidnapping incident of a girl in DHA as earlier another young girl was kidnapped in the same manner in May this year and was later released after her family paid a handsome ransom to the kidnappers.

The incident took place at Bukhari Commercial, also known as Bara Bukhari, within the limits of Darakhshan Police Station in early hours of Sunday.

The victim’s friend Haris Soomro, wounded in the incident, was initially taken to the National Medical Center but later moved to the Aga Khan University Hospital.

Senior police officials, including district south operations and investigations SSPs, reached the crime scene and have launched an investigation into the incident.

District South police chief SSP Sheraz Nazeer told The News that the police have only one witness in this case, and that they are trying to obtain the CCTV footage of the crime scene to trace and arrest the kidnappers.

The injured person, in his initial statement, told the police that they were on their way to Bara Bukhari when four men in a car abducted his friend, and fled after shooting him. SSP Nazeer said the boy was shot in the neck which penetrated into his chest.

The doctors were trying to save his life while the parents of the victims have been informed about the incident.

The police were also looking to record the statements of the families and friends for any possible clues about the abductors.