Cops nab suspect in abduction of teenage Pakistani girl

Arranged marriage the motive, police say

(ANSA) - Rome, April 9 - Police have arrested a Pakistani-Italian man on charges of kidnapping a 16-year-old Pakistani girl and taking her to his country of origin for an arranged marriage, police sources said Wednesday. The Italian-born girl in November 2013 was abducted from the town of Ariccia, near Rome.
    She lived there with her Pakistani parents, who immediately reported her missing.
    The alleged kidnapper, a Pakistani who has acquired Italian citizenship, lives in the town of Zagarolo, also near Rome.
    He was arrested when he got off a plane at Rome's Fiumicino airport.
    A search of his luggage turned up the missing girl's ID documents and a copy of her marriage certificate. The girl's whereabouts remain unknown, police said.


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