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Four-year-old’s death sheds light on police inefficiency in Karachi

KARACHI: A four-year-old’s death after kidnapping from Karachi’s Shah Latif town shed light on the inefficiency of police as the deceased’s father claimed that police demanded money from him to travel to Nawabshah town of province for the minor’s recovery, ARY News reported on Tuesday.

According to ARY News correspondent Salman Lodhi, about 15 days ago, unknown abductors kidnapped a four-year-old boy and his mother from Shah Latif town area of Karachi, took them to Nawabshah and demanded ransom from the child’s father.

As the abductors demanded ransom, the Shah Latif town resident contacted local police but surprisingly, the police weren’t able to locate the abductors despite the fact that the criminals remained in contact with the child’s father and also received Rs30,000 as ransom through a money transfer facility.

After the child’s death due to torture, the captors fled their hideout leaving the mother in a deserted place in Nawabshah after which the lady had to travel on her own to Karachi.

The woman told police that her captors tortured her and her little child which resulted in the minor’s death,

The boy’s father, however, told media that police not only demanded him to pay for the police team’s trip to Nawabshah but also weren’t able to locate the criminals despite having their phone numbers and money transfer through a cellphone-based network.

The father says police’s delaying tactics resulted in the death of the child who was being tortured along with his mother by the kidnappers.

Inspector General Sindh A.D. Khawaja has taken notice of the incident and has suspended two Shah Latif town police officers related to the case.

A new team has been formed under SSP Malir and a police team has been sent to Nawabshah for arrest of kidnappers.

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