Chitral: Family members of two beheaded youth demand action against culprits under ATA laws

CHITRAL:  Family members of two beheaded  youth from Kotai Arando area of Chiral have appealed to the Chief Justice of Pakistan for justice. They have demanded severe punishment for the perpetrators, asking the provincial government to transfer the case to a military court for swift justice.

A protest demonstration was held by family members of the two beheaded youth, whose bodies were found dumped in an isolated area a couple of days back, to seek justice. Addressing the anger protesters brother and uncle of the deceased boys  said that the deceased were orphans. They alleged that the two boys went to a house seeking shelter for a night, but the ‘cruel people slaughtered them and butchered their bodies’. They said that the boys’ father had also been killed in a land dispute.

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Giving gruesome details, the protesters said that the slain youth’s bodies had been chopped into three parts and thrown in the Chitral river in three separate bags. Stones were, reportedly, also placed in the bags to make them heavy, the protesters said.

The slain youth’s mother and wife, crying, told the media that are very poor people. The sobbing mother said that they recovered the different body parts from the the river in three bags.

Dilaram Khan and Zakirullah, relatives of the deceased youth, said that the Arando Police has lodged FIR under 302 PPC. They said that cases should be registered under the ATA law, because this is an ‘act of terrorism’. They appealed to the CJP and the Peshawar High Court to take suo-moto notice of the brutal murder.

This scribe contacted Arando Police station and was informed that 7 suspects had been arrested. The police claimed that they have confessional statements of the accused, who have reportedly confessed murdering the two brother over a land dispute.

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