Bara: Militants publicly execute ‘murderer’ of two brothers
BARA: An alleged killer of two brothers, including his own son-in-law, was publicly executed on Sunday by the uncle of the deceased on the orders of the banned militant group Lashkar-e-Islam (LI) in Arjaleen Aday area in Bara subdivision of Khyber Agency, tribal sources said.
The sources said the LI militants arrested Saleem Khan belonging to Mardan district for allegedly slaughtering his son-in-law in Shalobar area in Bara last Friday.
They said the accused had beheaded his son-in-law and chopped his hands and legs about 13 days ago. He stuffed the body into a gunny bag and dumped it in a local graveyard known as Musafaro Adeera in Shalobar area, they said.
The sources said the militants brought and placed the body in Shalobar Chowk for identification but nobody recognised the slain person, who was later buried in Swati Adeera graveyard.
The elder brother of the deceased was looking for him and he also came to the house of the alleged killer. He scuffled with the accused and received a severe blow of a sharp knife from him.
Still bleeding he ran away from the house of his brother’s father-in-law and was stopped by the LI militants on the way to know the reason for his injury. He said he had gone to inquire about his missing brother but wasn’t able to find any clue to his whereabouts.
Finally, the militants took the injured man to the graveyard where he identified the body of his brother. “We arrested the accused, Saleem Khan, due to suspicion and he disclosed during investigation that he had slaughtered his son-in-law for beating his daughter and chopped off his legs and hands to adjust the body in the bag,” a commander of the LI said on condition of anonymity.
He said the injured brother of the deceased succumbed to his injuries on Saturday night. “Besides admitting the killing of the two brothers during investigation, the alleged killer confessed that he had also killed his father and mother a few years back in Mardan,” the LI commander disclosed.
“Today we brought the accused in the open at Arjaleen Aday where he was publicly shot dead by the uncle of the two murdered brothers,” he added.