Indian origin female NGO worker abducted in Kabul

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Published on: 10 Jun 2016 6:08 AM GMT
Indian origin female NGO worker abducted in Kabul
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New Delhi: An Indian national 40-year-old female employee of an NGO, identified as Judith D'Souza, was kidnapped by unknown gunmen near Qala Fattulah area in Kabul, late on Thursday.

According to reports, the incident took place in the vicinity of Qala-e-Fatullah area of the city where numerous kidnap incidents have taken place in the past.

The woman is the resident of Kolkata and was working with the Agah foundation in Kabul as the senior technical advisor.

India is in touch with Afghan authorities to secure the release of the abducted women.

The investigation:

  • No group has claimed the responsibility of the abduction till now.
  • The Kabul Police said that technical, surveillance teams and Special Forces are trying to locate her through her mobile phone which was on for some time after she was kidnapped.
  • The Indian Government is also in contact with the Afghan authorities.
  • "Our Embassy is in touch with senior Afghan authorities and the government is in touch with her family in Kolkata too. All efforts are being made by Afghan authorities to secure her early release," Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) officials said.
  • The Government is also in contact with the woman’s family in Kolkata.

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