Dramatic Rescue By Cops, 2 Abducted Kids Recovered

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SRINAGAR: Two kids who had been abducted from a Rainawari locality on Tuesday night were recovered within hours by the police who have arrested a young woman in connection with the case.

Authorities have announced a reward for an auto-driver for his timely tip-off that led the police to the missing children.

The Naidboni neighbourhood of Rainawari was in uproar last night when news spread that a brother and sister, aged 5 and 3, had gone missing from their home.

Residents came into the streets and announcements were made over mosque loudspeakers asking for information about the kids, even as their father Muhammad Akbar Naqqash lodged a missing persons report with the local police for his little Muttayab and Maroufa.

This morning, relatives and neighbours of Naqqash staged demonstrations near the Zindahshah Masjid Crossing in Rainawari, holding up traffic on the key city artery for hours.

Amid the protests, an auto-driver, Basheer Ahmad Shah, informed the police about spotting a woman with two children in suspicious circumstances near the Lalla Ded Hospital in central Srinagar.

The police swooped down on the area immediately and caught up with the woman.

Questioning proved that the children with her were the missing kids of Rainawari.

Both were handed over to their parents and the woman taken into custody.

Identified as 22-year-old Amina, the woman was learnt to be Naqqash’s neighbour.

The police said that she appeared mentally challenged.  

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