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Police fail to find teenage girl ‘disappeared’ in Karachi



KARACHI:

Police have failed to trace the 14-year-old girl who disappeared from outside her house in Karachi’s Golden Town area within Al Falah police station limits on April 16.

Talking to The Express Tribune, the girl’s father, Syed Mehdi Ali Kazmi, said that his 14-year- old daughter, a student of class seven, went out to throw garbage at around 12:30pm but did not come back.

“We thought, the girl had gone to her grandmother’s house which is situated across the street. At 1pm, I went to her grandmother’s house to bring her home but the grandmother informed that the girl had not come here.

“We searched in the neighbourhood, but the girl was not found. Outside the house, some labourers were drilling a bore, we asked them but they too said that they did not see the girl.

How it is possible that the girl came out of the house, threw the garbage, but no one saw her,” the distraught father said.

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Kazmi told The Express Tribune that they filed a missing report at 5pm, but police were not available due to political rallies. The police arrived at 2am, by then it was too late. All the CCTV cameras in the street have been checked but the girl is not visible in the footage.

The mother of the girl has appealed to the higher authorities to take concrete steps to recover her daughter. “It is feared that something like Zainab might happen to her. If anything happens to my daughter, I will stage a sit-in outside the Chief Minister’s House,” the devastated mother said sobbing incessantly over the disappearance of her child.

“All I want is my child back safe and sound. We will even forgive the kidnapers if they safely return my daughter,” she said.

Replying to a question about calls or messages from unidentified persons demanding ransom, the girl’s father said there was no truth in such reports. A couple of messages about ransom were received but all were fake. No concrete evidence was provided that the girl was with them.

Meanwhile, in video posted on social media by Jafaria Disaster Cell (JDC), Kazmi said he wants her daughter back alive. He said that his daughter was to put out three garbage bags, she put out two and did not come back. The mother and the sister of the missing girl made heartbreaking appeals to the CM and the government to help trace her.

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Earlier the Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah had directed the Karachi police chief to take immediate action for the safe recovery of the child.

Police teams formed

Karachi Additional IGP Ghulam Nabi Memon has said that three special teams of police have been formed to rescue the 14-year-old girl who was abducted from the Golden Town area of Al-Falah Society.

Each team has separate mandate, while SSP of the Anti-Violent Crime Cell is looking into the investigations, Memon said talking to the media after meeting the missing child’ family at their home in Golden Town.

“Anyone in the family who wants to join the team can come forward,” he said.

The Additional IGP Karachi was accompanied by DIG East Muqaddas Haider, SSP AVCC Zubair Nazir Sheikh and SSP Korangi Faisal Bashir Memon. Talking to reporters, Memon said, “we have assured the affected family of trying our best to rescue the girl as soon as possible.”

How it is possible that the girl came out of the house, threw the garbage, but no one saw her, the distraught father said.



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