Balochistan violence: Two mutilated bodies recovered from Mastung

Published: April 6, 2012

Passerby spot the bodies, inform Levies.

MASTUNG: Two mutilated bodies were found in the Kanak area of Mastung, about 40km off Quetta, on Friday.

According to an official of the Balochistan Levies, some passers-by spotted two bodies dumped in a deserted location in Kanak – the electoral constituency of Balochistan Chief Minister Nawab Muhammad Aslam Khan Raisani – and informed the Levies Station.

The bodies were initially taken to a nearby state-run hospital in Mastung and later shifted to Provincial Sandeman Hospital Quetta for autopsies. “The victims were shot in head,” doctors said.

The bullet-riddled bodies were identified as Abdul Manan and Baigh Mohammad Rais. According to local Levies official Haji Hashim, the bodies were handed over to their families in Kanak.

The victims were listed as missing a few days ago from Kanak area. The motive behind the killings could not be ascertained.

Chief Justice of Pakistan Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry had earlier directed the Balochistan Levies and province’s police chiefs to lodge FIRs for the recovery of bodies and submit the challans before the court within a determined time.

The Balochistan government has claimed before the Supreme Court that the number of mutilated bodies recovered has declined in recent months. According to them, over 300 mutilated and bullet-riddled bodies have so far been found dumped in different parts of Balochistan and a few cases in this regard were registered as well.

The Voice for Baloch Missing Persons (VFBMP), informed the court that all those whose bodies were found in the province were missing persons.

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