New Delhi: India has asked the family members of Indian missions and diplomats based in Pakistan to remain alert and take extra security precautions. According to sources, the Indian government has given this direction after the incident of abducting the daughter of an Afghan diplomat in Islamabad and being held captive for several hours.
The daughter of the Ambassador of Afghanistan was kidnapped from Islamabad and held hostage for several hours and brutally assaulted. Officials in both the countries gave this information on Saturday.
After an attempted kidnapping of Afghan Diplomat’s daughter in Islamabad, Indian mission and their family members have been asked to remain vigilant and alert and take extra security precautions: Sources
— ANI (@ANI) July 17, 2021
No one has been arrested so far in connection with the shocking incident that happened on Friday with the daughter of the Ambassador of Afghanistan, Silsila Alikhil (26). Afghanistan’s foreign ministry has called for an immediate investigation into the matter and said Alikhil was “extremely tortured”.
The medical report of the hospital said that he had been hit on the head, had rope marks on his wrists and legs and was severely beaten up. It is feared that many bones of the body of the ambassador’s daughter are broken and orders have been given to do X-rays.
The report said that he was held hostage for more than five hours and Islamabad police brought him to the hospital. Further details regarding Alikhil’s abduction and release were not available.
Afghanistan expresses concern about security
Pakistan called the attack “disturbing” and said security has been beefed up outside the residence of the Afghan ambassador in Islamabad. Afghanistan’s foreign ministry said it strongly condemned “this heinous act”, and expressed concern about the safety of Afghan ambassadors and their families in Pakistan.
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