Published On: Tue, Jul 4th, 2017

Hindu girl allegedly ‘kidnapped’ by influential villagers in Thar | Dawn

A young Hindu girl was allegedly kidnapped from a village in Nagarparkar area of Tharparkar district in the early hours of Tuesday.

The parents and relatives of the girl while talking to local journalists alleged that the kidnappers took away 16-year-old Ravita Meghwar after giving sleeping pills to her 15 family members in Varayno village near Nagarparkar.

Some of the girl’s family members, including her father and mother were admitted to a rural health centre in Islamkot in an unconscious state.

Haqu, the girl’s mother and father Satram Das while talking to local journalists in the hospital alleged that their daughter was kidnapped by influential members from the Syed community and expressed the fear that Ravita might be forcibly married to Syed Nawaz Ali Shah, who according to them, used to tease her.

Local PPP leader Simtra Manjani met the Ravita’s family members and assured them of her full support to recover the ‘abducted’ girl. Manjani while talking to journalists deplored that the teenage girl might be forced to convert.

Joint police teams from Tharparkar and Umerkot districts raided various villages to trace the girl, but to no avail.

PPP Senator Gianchand and MPA Dr. Khatu Mal Jeewan took strong notice of the incident and directed police officials to make efforts to immediately recover the girl.

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