Karachi police baffled by mysterious child kidnapper
KARACHI: Police in Karachi’s Quaidabad area are looking for a mysterious kidnapper who is abducting children only to torture them for hours before release, ARY News reported.
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According to police, at least three children aged 3, 2 and five were temporarily abducted and then released after being severely tortured for four to five hours.
The incidents which occurred on Monday have sent shock-waves among residents of Quaidabad area’s Sherpao Colony.
Medical reports suggest children were drugged before being tortured using electric wires and metal nails while one of the three victims was thrown off the second floor of an empty building in the area. The child, a minor boy, went unconscious after being thrown off the building but regained consciousness in the hospital.
A police team also searched the empty building named Mian Khel Manzil after the incident but didn’t find any evidence related to the kidnappings.
SSP Malir Munir Ahmed Sheikh said that the children had severe injury marks on their bodies adding that the criminal could be mentally ill.
A case has been registered and police have arrested at least 23 suspects for interrogation.