KARACHI: Police on Saturday claimed to have recovered a seven-year-old abducted boy and detained his kidnapper during a raid in Malilr area of Karachi.
Talking to journalists, Malir SSP Irfan Bahadur said that police, on a tip-off, conducted raid at a house in the area and recovered the abducted child and took the alleged kidnapper into custody. A pistol was also recovered from his possession, said the police officer.
He said the suspect was identified as Murad and added that he revealed in the custody that he sold out the children for Rs10,000 to 15,000 each to a gang involved in child kidnapping.
The police lodge a case against the suspect and started investigation. The police officer said that they were conducting raids in different areas to arrest his accomplices.
It is pertinent to mention here that at least 15 children “abducted from different areas of Pakistan” were recovered from a LPG container in Kerman province of Iran, sources said on December 3.
According to ARY News’ correspondent Akhtar Gulfam, sources had confirmed that a child trafficking bid was foiled after more than 15 children were rescued from a container coming from Afghanistan into Iran.
Reports say the children were abducted from different areas of Pakistan and were being taken to Iran when the Iranian border guards stopped the container and rescued children.
A video of the incident went viral on social media after which media men contacted Iranian and Pakistani officials but they had refused to comment or confirm the development.