Islamabad: Bullet-riddled body found
ISLAMABAD: A bullet-riddled body of an Afghan national who had been missing for the last four days was found from the railway track in the capital’s rural area on Monday late night, police said. The victim was identified as Zar Khan, 24, a resident of Pindparian village of Tarnol.
Some passersby spotted his body lying at the railway track near Benazir Chowk and informed the police. The police reached the spot and shifted the body to the hospital for legal process. The police said the victim along with his brothers was running a grocery shop at Pindparian.
His elder brother, Aqil Khan, told the police that on July 23, their three relatives came to their home and left along with the victim. He further told the police that those relatives murdered a Pashtoon woman in Tarnol in 2010.
Over the killing, a Jirga was called which decided that the killers must pay the blood money to the woman’s heirs. He said the relatives approached Zar Khan and his family and asked to share the amount of the blood money.
However, the victim and his family refused to do so as they had nothing to do with the murder.At this, the relatives threatened them of dire consequences, he said and added that on July 23, they took Zar Khan along with them and allegedly murdered him. The police registered a murder case against the accused and started investigation.