KARACHI: A five-year-old boy, Muhammad Abban, who was kidnapped on Wednesday in Karachi, has been recovered, Samaa reported.
Abaan, son of Ghufran, was kidnapped near Khayaban-e-Roomi intersection in Defence.
According to our correspondent, police and Citizens-Police Liaison Committee (CPLC) carried out a joint action in Gulistan-e-Johar and recovered the child from a house late night. During the raid, two suspected kidnappers managed to flee.
The kidnappers had demanded Rs.150-million ransom.
“On 6th December, Master Muhammad Abban, five years of age was kidnapped while returning home from school with his mother in a car from the jurisdiction of Darakhshan P.St,” said CPLC chief Zubair Habib.
“Family received ransom demand for payment of Rs.15 crore for safe release of child. After negotiation, the deal was finalized at Rs. 3 lac. The Governor Sindh also took immediate notice of this incident and directed CPLC and LEAs for immediate recovery of kidnapped child,” the CPLC chief said.
He said joint teams of Rangers, police and CPLC started investigation of the case after receiving call from the kidnappers, and finally recovered the boy, adding that ‘efforts are being made to arrest the accused’.
The statement did not reveal from where the boy was recovered.
Reports said the kidnappers were traced through a phone call made the family of the child. – Samaa