Unidentified abductors strangled a schoolgirl to death and fled away after throwing her dead body in Hanjarwal Area even after accepting Rs 50,000 as ransom from her father, a poor rickshaw driver, police said on Tuesday.
The dead body of Bismah, daughter of Murad Ali, wrapped in a blanket was lying alongside a road as police investigators rushed to the crime scene following some passersby spotted the minor and contacted the police.
Police investigators believed that the kidnappers abducted the girl when she was coming back home from the school on Monday afternoon. They said that the possibility of rape with the girl could not be ruled out as there were visible torture marks on the body parts of the poor girl.
Father of the girl told the police investigators on Tuesday that the abductors had contacted him by mobile phone a day earlier and demanded Rs 300,000 as ransom for her safe release. ?I hardly could arrange Rs 50,000 by borrowing from family friends and paid them as per their demand.
But they retuned the dead body instead,? a police officer quoted Murad Ali as telling the investigators. Meanwhile he was informed via phone call to place packet having demanded amount in a ground situated near Sabzazaar B-Block and his daughter would her home later.
However, when he approached the site where he was told his daughter was lying in condition of unconsciousness, he found nothing. ?On Tuesday around 1:30pm, a body wrapped in a blanket was found lying near Marghazaar Colony, Hanjarwal,? said a senior officer, adding father of the ill-fated girl identified his daughter. ?According to apparent circumstances, the girl was gang raped and was strangled to death,? he added. Police have lodged an FIR.
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