Two including Imam Bargah cleric beheaded in Quetta

Bodies found from Mian Gundi area, Lashkar-e-Jhangvi claimed responsibility.

Our Correspondent July 11, 2012

QUETTA: Two bodies, including one identified of an Imam Bargah prayer leader, have been recovered from the Mian Gundi area on the outskirts of Quetta on Wednesday.

According to the police, some people informed the police about the presence of the bodies in a mountain near Mian Gundi area. Officials rushed to the spot and cordoned off the area after discovering the bodies.

The bodies were shifted to the Bolan Medical Teaching Hospital for an autopsy.

“They were slaughtered and beheaded in a brutal manner,” hospital sources said adding that their ages ranged between 28-30 years of age.

They were identified as leader of Satellite Town Imam Bargah Maulana Nour Ali Nour and Syed Haseeb Abad Zaidi, a resident of Sirki Road, Quetta.

Sources said the men had been identified by the slips found on their bodies, in which the Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LeJ) claimed responsibility for the killing.

Relatives of Haseeb told the media that he had been kidnapped from Satellite Town around 19 days ago.

“The kidnappers had demanded a ransom of Rs1.9 million and we paid them Rs1.5 million but then they demanded a million more,” said the family.


bigsaf | 10 years ago | Reply


Sectarian cleansing is a HUGE problem, and so are right-wing extremists and their apologists. As always, you're wrong, its not worse in India. There are lots of Shiite Muslim Indians in India who are safer, and despite the Lucknow dispute and common prejudice, Sunni Muslim Indians have refrained from embracing bigoted violent sectarian Wahhabi ideologies or militancy like some of the majority in Pak. You want praise and gratitude for what? Dishonesty and betrayal? That we're not treated as bad with Hindu Indians, who ironically are actually more sympathetic to minority sectarian Muslims, even those in Pak? For not being involved in full blown genocide yourself instead of a 'few' massacres? Oh thank you majority master, er, brother, for sparing some of us....(sarc)

bigsaf | 10 years ago | Reply @Uzair Javaid: Sectarian prejudice is obvious in your post filled with irrational untruths. You demonize Imran as unpatriotic or an alien enemy, and propagate the usual insincere and hypocritical deluded conspiracist rant, involving the Indian bogeyman, but also expose your anti-Shia bias, by naming only Iran (then try to downplay it) and not Saudi Arabia, where most proof of sectarianism lies, is the driver for such violence. Even before the 80's, Shia-Sunni relations were contentious, making the kumbayah 'hum sub bhai bhai hai' slogan laughable. It's about time we deal with such insincerity, hypocrisy, bigotry and extremism, by the Pak majority.
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