KASUR: The father of a minor girl who was allegedly kidnapped on her way to a local mosque has been found guilty of abducting his own daughter to frame his opponents, the investigative police officer said on Thursday.
Abdul Hameed – father of the eight-year-old Tayyaba – had on Wednesday lodged a first information report [FIR] against four suspects, including one woman.
Superintendent of Police [SP] for investigation Abdul Quddus said during a press conference that Hameed had, in fact, kidnapped his own daughter.
The SP said that Hameed had intended to kill Tayyaba and frame his opponents in a case similar to the Zainab Ansari murder case, in which the victim, Zainab was abducted, raped and murdered; her body was later found in a garbage dump on January 9, 2018.
According to SP Quddus, the father planned to kill her and dump her body in a deserted place after waiting for two or three days.
SP Quddus said that authorities had successfully recovered the girl in 24 hours from Faisalabad adding that a case against the suspect would be registered on behalf of the state. At least four suspects, including Tayyaba’s father Abdul Hameed, have been arrested, he added.
The case was treated as a high-priority one owing to the rising number of child molestation, abduction, and murder cases being from Kasur district.
The SP further added that police conducted numerous search operations before finally rescuing the minor. He said that the search team had been set under the regional police officer (RPO) and that those officers who had taken an active part in the case would be given certificates of appreciation, as well as cash rewards.
Police teams on Wednesday had also made use of the Safe City Project’s cameras and had cordoned off the area to conduct a search operation.