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Small girl recovered, two kidnappers killed in ‘encounter’

KARACHI: A small girl kidnapped on Tuesday was recovered after a joint team of Citizens-Police Liaison Committee, Anti-Violent Crime Cell and Korangi police shot dead two suspected kidnappers and arrested two others following an alleged encounter.

Three-year-old Yamna was kidnapped on Tuesday afternoon while she was returning home from her school with her father, according to a CPLC official.

The abductors, riding motorbikes, had demanded Rs5 million for her release.

The case was referred to the CPLC, which with a team of the AVCC and Korangi police started working on it.

In order to catch them, the culprits were called to collect the money at a spot in the Korangi Industrial Area, where the joint team members were present in disguise.

When the abductors arrived to collect the ransom, the policemen tried to catch them but they started firing in their attempt to flee. In the ‘retaliatory firing’, two suspects identified as Anwar-ul-Haq and Bilal Ali were killed. Their two accomplices, Naimat and Azmeen, were arrested.

On information provided by the held suspects, the girl was recovered safely from their alleged hideout in the area.

DAWN