Two DHA kidnap suspects shot dead in police encounter

Two of the suspects involved in the abduction of a five-year-old boy from the city’s upscale Defence neighbourhood on Wednesday were gunned down in a police encounter on Saturday.

Deputy Inspector General (DIG) Saqib Ismail Memon, the chief of the Crime Investigation Agency in Karachi, said five-year-old Mohammad Ubaan, son of Mohammad Ghufran, was kidnapped from Phase-VIII of the Defence Housing Authority while he was on his way home from school in a car with his mother.

DIG Memon said that later in the day, the kidnappers approached the residence of the abducted boy and threw in a paper on which they had scribbled a message for the child’s family saying that they would phone them within the next few hours to convey their demand to release the kidnapping victim.

Later that night, the kidnappers rang up the boy’s family and demanded a sum of Rs150 million as ransom before they would agree to release the child, following which the case was transferred for investigation to…

Original published: 2017-12-10 05:00:00 Read the full Karachi News here

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