Brutal crime: ‘Police informer’ mutilated

Assailants cut his nose and lips, deprive him of cash and valuables.

Azizullah and Liaqat were rescued by some passers-by who heard them shout for help. PHOTO: FILE


A man’s lips and nose were cut over the suspicion that he had been a police informant.

Kot Samba police said they had arrested the three suspects- Abdul Majeed and his sons Muhammad Naseer and Muhammad Qaiser.

Police said Azizullah and his friend Liaqat, both residents of Kot Samba, were abducted by the suspects, who took them to Gullowali area. They tied their hands and feet and beat them up.

They accused Azizullah of informing police about them. When he denied the allegations, they cut his nose and lips with a butcher’s cleaver. The suspects took Azizullah’s motorcycle, his cell phone and the cash the two men were carrying and fled.

Azizullah and Liaqat were rescued by some passers-by who heard them shout for help. They were taken to a hospital, from where Azizullah was later sent to a hospital in Rahim Yar Khan.

Azizullah told police that Majeed and his sons suspected him of spying on them for the police. Police said two unidentified men had helped the assailants kidnap Azizullah and his friend.

Man arrested for wife’s murder

A man was arrested on Monday in Uch Sharif for killing his wife.

The axe he had allegedly used to kill her was seized and the body sent for a post-mortem examination.

Uch Sharif police said Sultan Shah, a resident of Uch Mogla, had married Kauser Bibi two years ago. They had quarrelled often and she left home a week ago and went over to live with her parents. She had also filed a petition in a court seeking a divorce. She had also demanded that he pay her dower and maintenance.

Police said the matter was resolved with the help of some relatives from both sides and Kauser Bibi returned to live with Shah on Wednesday.

They quoted her mother as saying that on Sunday she visited her daughter and invited her over. Shah refused to let her visit her parents, leading to an argument.

At sehar time, she said, he took her into a room and locked it. As she watched from the window, he hit her several times with an axe. She said she rushed to inform the police. When she returned, she found Kauser’s decapitated body.

Shah was arrested and the axe used to kill Kauser was seized. Police said Shah had confessed to the killing. He said he had suspected Kauser of having an affair with someone in her parents’ neighbourhood.

The body was sent to the rural health centre for the post-mortem examination.

Lender deprived of feet

A man’s feet were cut in Dhonkal village on Monday for asking his debtors for the money.

However, police said they were told that he had accused two of his neighbours of stealing his cell phone and that this started an argument leading to violence.

One of the suspects has been arrested. The injured man was taken to a hospital, where doctors treating him later said he was out of danger.

At the hospital, Muhammad Akmal told The Express Tribune that he had sold Rs20,000 worth of wheat to his cousins Imran and Munawwar two years ago. He said they had not paid him at that time saying they did not have the money. He said he had been visiting them to ask them to return his money, but they had ignored him. On Monday, he said, they had had an argument about the money and Imran and Munawwar had attacked him with an axe and cut both his feet.

He was taken to Civil Hospital, where he underwent a surgery. Doctors said 70 per cent of his feet had been cut. He was reported to be out of danger.

Police said they were looking for the second suspect (Imran).

Published in The Express Tribune, July 30th, 2013.


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