The City Police on Tuesday claimed to have made headway in the hunt for the four girls, went missing in Hanjarwal area of the City four days ago.
According to the police, one of the missing girls has a cellphone, which indicates their location somewhere in Johar Town. “We will soon trace out the girls,” a police official said.
The four girls identified as 10-year-old Anum, 11-year-old Kinza, eight-year-old Ayesha and 14-year-old Samreen, went missing four days ago. They went out to take a ride on Metro Train and never returned home.
The police said that their neighbour identified as Omar was in contact with them, adding the girls got off the train near Gulshan-e-Ravi area and hired a rickshaw that dropped them near EME society.
The police said they have taken the neighbour and rickshaw driver Arsalan into custody for investigation.
The police said that the detained neighbours of the girls Omar who remained with the missing girls till 11pm, however, the girls went missing at 12 midnight.
The accused claimed he went back home after his mother called him, leaving the four girls in the area of Hanjarwal.
The police said that they would locate the missing girls as investigation is being carried out from all the angles. The police said they have launched a search for the missing children after registering a case.
The father of two of the missing girls lodged a complaint with the Hanjarwal Police, stating that his daughters – 10-year-old Anum and 11-year-old Kinza, went out with two other girls to take a ride on the Orange Line Metro Train and have been missing since then.
He suspected that they have been kidnapped by some unidentified persons. He requested the police to help him locate his daughters.
Meanwhile, Chief Minister Usman Buzdar took notice of the incident and sought a report from the CCPO Lahore. The CM directed the police utilise all-out resources for safe recovery of the girls.
The capital city police officer (CCPO) also took notice of the incident and sought a report from the officials concerned.
Meanwhile, the police arrested a man for harassing woman when she was walking on road in Nishtar Colony.
The police identified the man with the help of CCTV footage and registered a case against him.
The police said the CCTV footage showed the man misbehaving with a woman. The footage showed a woman covered in a dupatta was walking in a street when the suspect stopped his motorcycle near her and said something. The woman rejected his advances after which he slapped her and drove off. The suspect was identified as Muhammad Shakeel.