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Police start investigation in Clifton kidnapping, rape case


KARACHI: Police have started investigating the case of a woman who was kidnapped and sexually assaulted in Clifton area of Karachi.

An FIR has been registered at the Boat Basin police station. Senior Superintendent Police (SSP) South Sheraz has been appointed as the focal person investigating the case.

A meeting has been convened in the DIG South’s office. Police claimed they have had sufficient evidence including the pictures of the suspects who they vowed will be arrested in a couple of days.

Police raided an apartment on Khayaban-e-Nishat in Karachi’s DHA in the search for three men who kidnapped the woman from outside a mall in Clifton and then raped her. The police have also conducted raids at the houses of the suspects’ relatives but have been unable to arrest them.

The case was reported on Tuesday evening when a young 22-year-old woman called the police helpline and informed the police about the incident.

She said she had gone to a mall with a friend. Afterward, she was standing outside waiting for a car when a double cabin vehicle pulled up and two men kidnapped her.

She said the men took her to an apartment where a third man was present. The three men then raped her and the next morning dropped her to the kidnapping site near the mall.

The woman was taken to Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre for a medical test. Police have obtained CCTV footage from the mall and surrounding areas.

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