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Pakistan

Web Desk
December 7, 2019

Dua Mangi returns home after being kidnapped

Pakistan

Web Desk
Sat, Dec 07, 2019

Law student Dua Mangi, who was abducted last week from Karachi’s Defence area has returned home, Geo News reported.

Deputy Inspector General (South) Sharjil Kharal confirmed to Geo News, that Dua had reached her home safely today. He added that investigations into the case are ongoing.

Dua’s mother while speaking to the media said, “Our daughter has safely returned home. Thankful to the media and the civil society.”

Earlier, Dua’s uncle, Waseem Mangi, while speaking to a private news channel had confirmed of her return. “There are many angles to the issue. I cannot speak about any particular one [right now],” he said.

Moreover, her aunt told the media that no assistance was provided in her recovery and she had returned only through the prayers of the people of Sindh and the media’s help.

She further added that Dua is currently at another location, is deeply disturbed and is under medication.

Dua’s father, Dr Nisar Ahmed Mangi, said on social media that Dua has reached home 'safely', expressing his gratitude on the matter.

Sharing a pic with his recently-recovered daughter Dr Mangi wrote: “By the grace of God and blessing of the loving people of Sindh, people of Pakistan and friends from all over the world, my daughter Dua Mangi reached home safely, I am very much thankful to friends from media, specially civil society who helped us in these tough circumstances and shared their feelings with my family.”

Dua had been kidnapped from Karachi’s Defence Housing Authority last week by armed persons. She was abducted from near a restaurant in the Bukhari Commercial area.

At the time of the kidnapping, Dua had been walking home with a friend, Haris Soomro.

Soomro was shot critically by the abductors as they kidnapped Dua. He was subsequently taken to a private hospital for treatment, where he remains in critical condition.

Police had lodged an FIR for the incident naming at least four unidentified persons.

Law enforcement officials had said that the men who kidnapped Dua had used a car that was previously stolen from the city’s PECHS area.

Sources in the police's investigative team said the car seen in the closed-circuit television (CCTV) camera footage of the PECHS snatching incident was exactly the same one used to abduct Dua.