Efforts Underway To Free Kidnapped Woman


Indian officials said on Friday night efforts have begun in the process to secure the release of an Indian woman abducted in Kabul on Thursday night.

The victim was kidnapped in Qala-e-Fatullah area of Kabul city by unknown gunmen, Indian officials said.

Judith D’Souza reportedly works for the Agha Khan Network, an NGO.

However so far security institutions have not commented on the incident.

Reports indicate however that she has worked for the organization for a year but was due to leave for India next Thursday.

D’Souza’s family were shocked to hear of her kidnapping and appealed to the Indian government to do everything possible to secure her release.

“We want the government to return our daughter,” said Gloria D’Souza, the victim’s mother.

India media reports said the Indian embassy is in touch with senior Afghan authorities and the government is also in touch with the woman’s family in Kolkata.

Afghan officials have said they are doing everything possible to secure the early release of the 40-year-old woman.

Afghan Police have not yet commented.

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