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Two minors held hostage by kin rescued

Two minors held hostage by kin rescued

LAHORE: Police claimed on Wednesday to have rescued two children of a family from their relative who is said to be mentally challenged.

The man had held the children hostage at gunpoint for more than five hours at their house in Johar Town.

Saddar Division SP Zahid Nawaz Marwat told Dawn that police successfully rescued the children from Sagheer after engaging him in discussion.

He said no one was hurt in the rescue operation which lasted from 6pm till 11pm.

Initial inquiries suggested that Sagheer is brother-in-law of ASI Abdul Qayyum and he detained the children over some monetary dispute.

Police have arrested Sagheer.

Published in Dawn, July 2nd, 2015

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