Kidnapped Ukrainian woman recovered after three years from Tharparkar


A 31-year-old Ukrainian national taken captive three years ago in Rawalpindi was recovered by law enforcement officials from a Tharparkar village on Sunday, police officials said.

Katrina was recovered by a joint team of police and Rangers officials in a raid on Katho village, said Senior Superintendent of Police for Tharparkar district Sarfaraz Nawaz Shaikh, adding her kidnapper, Abdul Munaf Nohrio, was also arrested in the raid.

Katrina, speaking in broken English and Urdu, told police official that she was kidnapped in Rawalpindi and then taken to Tharparkar by Munaf. Munaf’s parents told police their son had married Katrina.

Katrina was not lured to the accused through social media but abducted, Shaikh said, adding that the possibility that other people in Rawalpindi were involved in the kidnapping could not be ruled out.

First Information Report no. 130/2013 had been registered against the alleged abductor at a police station in Mandrah, Shaikh said.

The SSP said the woman and the accused were both handed over to a police team from Rawalpindi and that the matter was being investigated.