CHARSADDA: The body of a 20-year-old man was found in a gunny bag near Charsadda Motorway Interchange on Thursday.
Police official Siyar Khan had been patrolling the area when he received information from a local regarding the body. It was discovered in a nearby field. The deceased was identified as Farmanullah, a resident of Musazai Peshawar, from an ID card found in the sack.
According to Obaidullah, an official at Parang police station, the motive could not be ascertained at the moment.
“The left side of his head was bleeding, I assume the assailants might have struck his head with a hard metal object,” the official explained.
The police informed Farmanullah’s father, Sultan Muhammad, who explained that his son was kidnapped by armed men a while back. He had been out to buy groceries when he was overpowered by his abductors.
“We did not receive a single call after he was kidnapped,” Sultan added.
The police handed over the body to the relatives who shifted him to his hometown for burial.
This is the third body discovered in the area over the past two days. On Wednesday, two bodies, dumped in sacks, were found in limits of Mathra police station on the outskirts of Peshawar. Police officials are not certain who the murderers are and what their motive is.
According to them, whoever killed these men left no trail. No scratch marks or bullet wounds were found on the bodies.
Published in The Express Tribune, August 17th, 2012.