Abducted newborn recovered, four arrested

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The city police in Peshawar on 31 March 2024 safely recovered a newborn abducted from Women and Children Hospital, Rajar, and arrested four accused involved in the crime, according to news report.

SP investigations lhsan Shah accompanied by SHO Taimur Saleem told a press conference here that police were informed that on March 26 a newborn baby went missing from the hospital`s gynaecology ward.

Taking notice of the kidnapping, district police officer Nazir Khan had directed the safe and immediate recovery of the baby. A police team consisting of SP investigations lhsan Shah, DSP Sardheri Kausar Khan, SHO city police station Taimur Saleem Khan and others was constituted.

The investigation team got CCTV footage from command and control centre and started investigation after arresting some suspected persons. The police succeeded in arresting the culprits, and safely recovering the newborn from their possession.

The accused persons were identified as Sidra and Akhtar Ali, belonging to Umarzai area, and Ms Pari and Fayyaz Ahmed from Peshawar.

The police said Sidra and Akhtar sold the baby to Ms Pari at Rs30,000. They said police were conducting raids to arrest another woman, Shazia of Peshawar, who was also involved in the crime.

The parents and people of the area thanked the police for their prompt action and safe recovery of the baby.-Correspondent

Acknowledgement: Published in Dawn News on 2nd April 2024.

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