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Paratha-wala found involved in abduction of child

KARACHI: Police recovered a minor boy from captivity of a paratha-wala (who makes parathas at a hotel) man in Hyderabad on Thursday, ARY News reported.

Anti-Violent Crime Cell (AVCC) Police had arrested the kidnapper, Liaquat Kakar, from Super Highway two days ago when he was receiving ransom money, said SP AVCC Police.

Kakar, who makes parathas at a local hotel in Saddar, Karachi, abducted the seven-year-old child and made him hostage at a house in Hyderabad. He demanded Rs0.5 million ransom from parents of the child for his release.

In a confessionary statement, the suspect told police that he belonged to Qila Abdullah, Balochistan, and stayed for sometime in Hyderabad before coming to Karachi, where he started working in a hotel in Saddar.

He said he used to chit-chat with the child and strengthened relations with him who would regularly come for parathas at the hotel.

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“I would also take him to visit recreational places nearby and when I had become sure that the kid was ready to go with me, I took him to Hyderabad,” he said.

Police said the suspect tied the child with ropes and demanded Rs0.5 mn ransom.

Police have also asked parents to keep an eye on their children so that they could not make any such kind of relations with strangers.

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