LAHORE: A woman lawyer narrowly escaped, what appears to be a kidnapping bid, in the Defence Housing Authority (DHA) by two armed men, who took away her car and valuables.
According to police, the incident occurred on July 18, but became viral on social media on Tuesday. However, they said a case was registered against the unidentified criminals on the complaint of Advocate Saira Malik the same day.
A police official said two armed men took the lawyer hostage when she was sitting in the driving seat of her car in a DHA street, blindfolded her and drove away in the broad daylight. The lawyer, however, managed to dodge the criminals and jumped out of the car when its slowed down in a traffic congestion, shortly after the incident.
The criminals drove the car away, along with her her laptop, cash and other valuables.
The police official said the anti-vehicle lifting squad was working on the case, hoping the criminals would be arrested soon.