LAHORE: The latest in the spate of kidnappings, a 13-year-old boy was abducted on Saturday from Lahore’s Malipura area.
According to details, the boy had left home to bring groceries but did not return. Upon police’s reported lack of action over the incident, the residents protested by burning tires on the road.
The protesters although went home when police reassured them of investigation over the kidnapping.
Only a few days ago, a three-year-old girl went missing from Anarkali area.
A wave of anxiety has gripped the region following kidnapping of 600 children from Lahore and other parts of Punjab within a short span of time.
The Supreme Court (SC) is currently hearing a suo motu case with regard to surge in incidents of child kidnapping the province.
The police, meanwhile, maintain that not all of the missing children were kidnapped.