Dua Mangi - the girl who had been kidnapped from DHA in Karachi - has safely returned home. A Pakistani journalist/reporter took to Twitter to share the news. Hanif Samoon wrote, "The abducted girl, Dua Mangi, has safely returned to her home."
The young woman was kidnapped by armed men from Bukhari Commercial last week on Sunday. She was walking home with her friend Haris Fatah Soomro, who was shot at and wounded - and has been in the hospital ever since.
South Zone DIG Sharjeel Kharal told Dawn News, "it appears to be a case of kidnapping for ransom". According to a Karachi police spokesperson, police were investigating the case from different aspects as more than 12 persons had been questioned.
Earlier, the gang of kidnappers, claiming to hold 20-year-old Dua hostage, demanded a ransom from her family for her release. Her family members were rumoured to have received suspicious phone calls from suspected kidnappers, and informed the police.
According to an earlier report, the kidnappers had taken Dua in a grey Honda Civic. Police also investigated the cell phone data of Dua and Haris.They also obtained 8 different CCTV footages of the incident and a statement of a rickshaw driver, who had claimed to have witnessed the incident. The CCTV footage showed Dua and Haris walking down the street minutes before the incident. As of now, no news of who the kidnappers were have been made.
This is not the first such incident in Karachi. Over the past few years, many other girls from around the city had also been abducted with investigations being conducted at a very slow pace. A protest held in Karachi’s Clifton district earlier this week shared the plight of the victims’ families – including Dua’s – which had been waiting for the girls’ safe return.