Kabul, June 11: Efforts are on to secure the release of an Indian woman development worker abducted by unknown gunmen in the Afghan capital, media reports said on Saturday. Also Read - Pakistan High Commission Official Gets Involved in Altercation With Indian Woman in Delhi, Let Off After Apology

Judith D’Souza, 40, who works for the Agha Khan Network, an NGO, was seized around midnight Thursday in Qala-e-Fatullah area of Kabul. Also Read - Five-year-old Girl Kidnapped From Mumbai; Found Dead in Ladies Toilet of Gujarat's Navsari Railway Station

TOLO News said Afghan security agencies did not comment on the abduction.D’Souza had reportedly worked for the NGO for a year and was due to leave for India soon.(ALSO READ:Woman kidnapped at knifepoint and raped by Nigerian national in Goa). Also Read - Indian Woman Turns Down Arranged Marriage, Refused to Abandon Her Furry Friend

On Friday, her family in Kolkata urged the Indian and Afghan governments to act fast to secure her release.

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

The Indian embassy here is in touch with senior Afghan authorities over the kidnap saga.

“Afghan officials have said they are doing everything possible to secure the early release of the woman,” TOLO News reported.