Dua Zehra, a 14-year-old girl who went missing from Karachi a week ago, has been found in Lahore, according to Geo News.
Following her recovery, the adolescent released a statement saying she willingly travelled from Karachi to Lahore.
The Lahore police have taken her into custody, and the Lahore and Karachi police are in contact and will share updates as soon as they become available.
According to the police, Dua tied the knot with a Lahore-based boy. The police have obtained the teenager’s marriage certificate, which is currently being verified.
Meanwhile, police officers and Sindh Women Development Minister Syeda Shehla Raza arrived at the family’s home in Golden Town, Karachi, to inform her parents of the situation.
Case in point
The case of the teenage girl’s mysterious disappearance in Karachi’s Al-Falah shocked everyone. She has been missing for ten days in the Golden Town area, causing widespread panic.
The girl was not found despite multiple raids by police. The police claimed she left the house on her own volition, but the family refuted this claim.
The family’s comments
On April 22, the 14-year-mother old’s threatened to commit suicide outside Governor House if her daughter was not returned safely.
“I’d like to keep my daughter alive.” I am the mother of two children. Like Zainab, I will not accept her body. If she is found dead, I will keep her body outside Governor House,” the mother had said. “We’ve been looking for Dua for five days and haven’t found her,” the distraught father, Mehdi Kazmi, told The News.
“The news in the media about my daughter’s recovery from Sanghar is false. Even the girl seen on CCTV footage getting into a Suzuki vehicle is the daughter of my next-door neighbour, who was on her way to work when she was caught on camera,”
Mehdi claimed that there was a plot to discredit his daughter’s case by spreading false information in the media. “However, I am adamant that no one will be allowed to dismiss my daughter’s case,” he had stated.