HAFIZABAD - Three persons were injured a an armed attempt to kidnap a five-year-old child in Doaba area here on Tuesday. The police have registered a case against the absconding accused.

According to police source, Tasleem Pathani was married to Rafique Pathan in Kot Ladha and gave birth to Ali Sher out of her wedlock. Rafique had divorced Tasleem sometime ago and she contracted second marriage with Muhammad Farooq and settled along with her five-year-old son Ali Sher in Doaba.

On Tuesday Rafique and Abid raided her residence and attempted to kidnap Ali Sher which was resisted by her maternal uncles. Thereupon, the accused opened firing as result of which Muhammad Boota, Irshad and Waheed were seriously wounded and were removed to DHQ Hospital Hafizabad. The accused managed their good escape after the mishap.