Islamabad: A three-and-a-half-year-old Hindu girl was rescued and her four kidnappers killed by police in Karachi, a media report said on Friday.
The girl, named Mahee, was abducted on July 13 by the family’s servant, Rano, from the doctors’ mess in Walika Hospital where her father, identified as Sunil Dutt, and mother worked, police told Dawn.
The family received a ransom call for Rs50 million and the caller said they kidnapped the girl. The girl’s father lodged a complaint with the police.
The family engaged the kidnappers in discussions over the ransom and it was decided that it would be paid on Thursday. When a suspected kidnapper came to collect the money, police shot and injured him, while his accomplices managed to escape in a car.
The wounded suspect told police where the girl was being held, but he died while being taken to a hospital.
Police later raided a hideout in Neelum Colony, where the suspects opened fire at them. When police retaliated, the three suspects were killed, while six security personnel were wounded.
After the shooting, Mahee was safely recovered. Police also found four Kalashnikovs, four pistols and Rs600,000 in cash in the house.