Police sources informed that 19-year-old Sofia was allegedly kidnapped by Nasir and his four unidentified accomplices a few days ago from the Shahdara police area. They said that the girl contacted her family from Afghanistan and talked to her uncle named Akram.
“According to her claim, she was kidnapped by four people who sold her to a sex-trafficking group led by a local Pathan,” they stated. Sofia told her uncle that she was sold for Rs250,000 and was being forced to indulge in prostitution.
She further said that the same group was in possession of many girls belonging to Pakistan and all of them were being forced to indulge in prostitution. Shahdara police have booked four people and further investigation is underway.
LABOURER KILLED BY SWINDLERS: A 40-year-old labourer, father of four, lost his life at the hands of swindlers who poisoned him to death in THE Lorry Adda police area on Wednesday.
Police said the deceased Ghulam Yaseen, hailing from Bhakar, was a worker in a local construction company. On the day of the incident, he was found dead near the shrine of Haider Sain. Police maintained he was poisoned to death by swindlers because no money or other valuable article was recovered from his possession. The body was removed to the City morgue for autopsy.
MAN DROWNED: A 28-year-old man named Fakhar Ranjha of Jhang drowned in BRB Canal on Wednesday. Rescue 1122 officials stated the deceased along with his friends was swimming when he drowned. “We have been searching for his body for the last several hours, but to no avail,” they added.
HOSPITAL OWNER KILLED: A landlord, also owner of a private hospital, was gunned down by his tenant over a dispute in the Nawab Town police area on Wednesday.
SP Saddar Division Liaqat Ali Malik said that police had arrested the culprit later identified as Mehmood Rafiq along with the weapon.
He said that the deceased Muhammad Farooq owned Almas Hospital in the Nawab Town area and his tenant Mehmood Rafiq was residing in one of the apartments owned by the deceased.
Fire: Furniture and other valuables worth thousands of rupees were reduced to ashes when fire erupted in a plaza situated in the Gulberg police area. Rescue officials, however, controlled the fire after hectic efforts. No loss of life was reported.