Afghan child recovered, kidnapper held.

SWABI -- Police recovered a five-year-old Afghan child, who was kidnapped three days ago, and arrested the alleged abductor.

DPO retired Capt Najamul Hassnain told journalists that Nimatullah, an Afghan living in Batakara area of Topi tehsil, lodged a complaint with police on Friday that his five-year-old son Atif Khan left the house and did not return.

He said that police lodged a case of abduction against unidentified accused on the complaint of the child's father.

Topi police station SHO Haroon Khan said he along with his team started searching for the child from place to place, raided various areas and also advertised about him through social media. He said that the child was found in fields in Zarobi village.

He said that on the basis of information provided by the child and other evidence, the accused, Baseer Khan of Zarobi, was detained. He said that the identity of the accused was also confirmed through the child.

SHO Haroon said that the reason for abduction of child was not known but investigation was under way.

However, another official said that the child was abducted for ransom.

COMPLAINTS: The SHOs in the district have been directed to sit in their respective police stations to...

To continue reading

Request your trial

VLEX uses login cookies to provide you with a better browsing experience. If you click on 'Accept' or continue browsing this site we consider that you accept our cookie policy. ACCEPT