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Synonyms for kidnapper

someone who unlawfully seizes and detains a victim (usually for ransom)

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Police spokesman said here on Sunday that a three-year-old girl 'Jannat' was abducted from Tandlianwala six months ago and the kidnappers demanded ransom for her release.
FAISALABAD: Police on Sunday recovered an abducted minor girl and arrested a female kidnapper from the Tandlianwala area of the district.
The local police, alerted of the kidnapping, rushed to the scene early Tuesday and fought a gunbattle with the kidnappers. One kidnapper was killed and the three others fled.
Pandemonium broke out in Kawo metropolis of Kaduna State on Monday when residents of the area set suspected kidnapper ablaze and protested over the killing of a soap seller by a stray bullet fired by an unidentified policeman who had come to maintain peace.
After hectic efforts, they arrested a kidnapper namely Abdul Shakoor Golo and later conducted a raid in Ghotki and with help of Ghotki police arrested kidnapper Pervaiz Paroo and recovered kidnapped boy Abdul Rehman safely along with ransom amount.
FAISALABAD -- Faisalabad Police have recovered a 4- years child who was kidnapped a few days back besides arresting kidnapper. Police conducted an operation in the area of D-type and recovered 4 years child who was kidnapped for ransom a few days before.
However, during the recovery operation, one kidnapper was killed in crossfire and two others succeeded in fleeing the scene.
The kidnapper had also shot in the air to terrify the boy when he showed resistance, sources added.
The boy was safely recovered when the wounded kidnapper fell slowing the motorbike down near a checkpoint.
'During the raid, a suspected high profile kidnapper terrorising the Kaduna-Abuja highway, one Aminu Mallam alias Baderi, was apprehended at Sabon Gayan.
ISLAMABAD -- Islamabad Police have arrested a kidnapper from Sindh area who abducted a boy and demanded huge amount as ransom from his family.
Following the shocking revelation by the suspected Nigerian kidnapper, Samuel Udotek Wills, that he was aided by Criminal Investigation Department (CID) personnel to escape from lawful custody, the Western Regional Command of the Ghana Police Service has constituted a three-member committee to probe the allegation.
RAWALPINDI: Airport police Friday claimed to arrest a kidnapper and recovered 45-year-old married woman.
The kidnapper was armed with a panga and hit one officer's gun.