Four kidnapped Hindu men freed – 07 May 2023

RAHIM YAR KHAN: Gangsters kidnapped four members of Hindu community from the Kacha Mianwali II near Basti Thoori in Bangla Icha police precincts on Friday night though police operation against criminals was already under way in the region for the last 28 days.

On Saturday night, police claimed to have recovered them.

The Bangla Icha area falls in district Rahim Yar Khan side of the Indus near Jamal Din Wali but administratively it is under the control of Rajanpur.

According to the first information report, [labourer] Hakim Jee Bheel, a resident of Kacha Mianwali II, told police that on Friday night, he along with his family was asleep when he woke up to some noise at the house of his neighbour Narmal Jee alias Deirho.

He said he immediately reache d there with Wa100 Jee, Birbal Jee alias Katu and Mohan.

He said eight or nine armed men [who were speaking Balochi] allegedlykidnapped Narmal, Chanda Jee, Shaam and Jewana Jee. He said the dacoits asked him to arrange money for their release.Hakim alleged in the FIR that the suspects kidnapped the four people at the behest of some locals nominating Sammar, Mehroo, Gomand, Babu Jee, Prime, Karmoon Jee and Rehra. Some sources said the Hindu community members were kidnapped by Pat, Umrani and Lund gangsters.

Later, the suspects released a video clip on social media, showing the hostages requesting the Bangla Icha DSP to get them released.

The video showed a young [armed] dacoit demanding that the police release their children and buffaloes otherwise they would kidnap more people.

Meanwhile, the police claimed to have cleared Kacha Mianwali area of all criminals.

According to PRO of DPO Rahim Yar Khan, six dacoits were killed, 51 arrested while five surrendered during the operation so far.

Spokesperson for IGP Syed Mubashar Hussain told Dawn that the Rajanpur police on Saturday evening conducted an operation under the supervision of the DPO in the area of Chak Umrani.

After a massive crossfire, Ataullah Pat gang managed to escape and the police recovered the four abductees.

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