Demo against abduction of three students

Naudero: The villagers and heirs of 3 abducted students held a protest demonstration and sit-in on Sukkur-Larkana Road at village Agani near here on Sunday morning. The 3 boys were kidnapped 12 days ago from Agani village in the limits of Mahotta police station. Two of them are sons of primary teachers.

The villagers burnt bushes and chanted slogans against police and Larkana administration. The kidnapped boys include 23-years-old Azhar son of primary schoolteacher Abdul Ghafoor Kehar, 20-years-old Majid son of Lutuf Ali Kehar & 22-yearss Suhail son junior schoolteacher Ahmed Bux Bhutto. Irshad Khatoon, mother of Majid and Shabbiraan, mother of Suhail told media that their sons had gone to Larkana to give gift of guava fruits to a relative and on their return they were kidnapped by unknown armed men.

They said after hectic efforts of 10 days the SSP Larkana Jawaid Jiskani gave them audience. However, he rebuked them and said that they were joking. The women said that no police station so far registered the abduction case which shows how the police treat the people of Larkana district, especially villagers.

Villagers and parents including Zamir Agani, Aijaz Agani, Ahmed Bux, Abdul Ghafoor and others said that SSP Larkana met them after ten days in his office but did not listen to their grievance. They complained that about 0.1million agricultural labours work in the guava orchids of the area and before sunset they all leave for home due to insecurity. They said that even transporters do not stay in area after sunset due to activities of bandits and criminals.

They warned the SSP Larkana to maintain peace in area within three days or else they will be forced to block the road till he is transferred out of Larkana. They demanded immediate recovery of the kidnapped students. SHO Mahotta police station Riaz Abbasi told media that he was unaware of the kidnapping incident. The road blockade was lifted after three hours when ASP Headquarter Larkana Nadim came and held talks with the agitating people and assured to recover the boys within three days.

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