Heinous crime: Mutilated body found dumped in I-14

This is the second body recovered from the federal capital in the past week


Arsalan Altaf September 25, 2016
To a question about who could be behind the killing or their motive, Shah said that the man was possibly killed somewhere else and his body was dumped in Sector I-14. PHOTO: WASEEM NAZIR/EXPRESS

ISLAMABAD: Islamabad police have found the mutilated body of, so far, an unidentified 50-year-old man from a sack which had been dumped by the roadside in Sector I-14-A.

This is the second body that the police have found dumped in the federal capital in the past three days.

Noon Police Station chief Inspector,  Abdus Sattar Shah,  told The Express Tribune on Sunday that they received a phone call on Sunday morning about a suspicious bag lying on the roadside behind the Haji Camp in Sector I-14-A. Subsequently a police team was dispatched to the site to investigate.

Officers,  who arrived at the scene opened the bag to find the mutilated remains of an unidentified man who appeared to be around 50-years old.

Shah , said that the body bore signs of multiple injuries to the face and head indicating that he may have been tortured. The officer further said that the man’s face had been disfigured so he could not be visually identified. “The actual cause of death would be ascertained after a post-mortem,” Shah said adding that the body had been moved to the Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) for the necessary formalities.

Asked about the identification process since the man’s face had been disfigured, the officer said biometric means would be utilized. “We will try to identify the man through his fingerprints.”

To a question about who could be behind the killing or their motive, Shah said that the man was possibly killed somewhere else and his body was dumped in Sector I-14. In this regard, he said the police were checking footage from security cameras installed in the area.

Published in The Express Tribune, September 26th, 2016.

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