Published: April 03, 2010
QUETTA - A Hindu trader and a teenager boy were kidnapped from provincial capital in broad daylight here on Friday.
In the first incident, unidentified armed men abducted a Hindu trader, Nanak Das at gun-point from Arif Road of Quetta when he was opening his shop. Kidnappers drove him away towards unknown location.
Similarly, in another incident, Azamtullah, 15, was on his way in Killi Goharabad area of the City when he was kidnapped by unknown persons.
Separate cases of the incidents have been registered and investigations are underway.
It may be mentioned here that incidents of kidnapping for ransom in Balochistan particularly in Quetta are on the rise while authorities concerned have failed to bust the gangs of kidnappers.
Two children burnt to death
Two children were burnt to death and five other people including two women received burn injuries after a house caught fire in Sobatpur area of Jaffarabad District on Friday.
According to police sources, a fire broke out in a house located near Sobatpur police station due to which two children identified as Ahmed Umar and Imdad died after receving serious burn injuries. Five others including two women identified as Mahi Jorri, Azat Bibi, Daud, Muhammad Idress and Ali Gohar also sustained burn injuries and rushed to Sobatpur and Dera Murad Jamali hospitals for treatment.