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Kidnapped girl recovered, handed over to parents

MANSEHRA: A 12-year-old girl from Kohistan, who was recovered on the order of Chief Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry from Chelas in Gilgit-Baltistan after eight months of her abduction, was handed over to her parents here on Wednesday.

The chief justice had taken suo moto notice of the kidnapping of 12-year old girl, Zaiba, early this month. The chief justice had ordered the police to recover the victim girl and produce her before the district and sessions judge in Mansehra.

Recording her statement under Section 164 of Pakistan Penal Code in the court of district and sessions judge, Zaiba said that one Abdul Naser along with his accomplices had kidnapped her from Mansehra some eight months ago. She added that later the accused Naseer forcibly married her in Chelas (Gilgit-Baltistan).

“Naseer along with his accomplices kidnapped me and took me to Chelas where he kept me in a rented house. Later, he married me against my will,” Zaiba told court, adding that she wanted to live with her parents.

The girl who was kidnapped from Mansehra but the people of Dassu (Kohistan), the native town of the victim, were furious over her kidnapping and a bloody feud was imminent between the two tribes because of the honour-related issue.However, a party of Chelas Police recovered the girl after the Supreme Court notice and handed her over to Mansehra Police on Tuesday.

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