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Relatives seek speedy justice for murder of two youth

CHITRAL: Relatives of two young men here have called upon the government to ensure justice for the heirs of the two by arresting their killers.

Addressing the protesters on Sunday, the brother and an uncle of the victims said the deceased were orphans and had no land dispute or any enmity with any group. They said they had gone to the house of the suspects and due to the absence of transportation stayed there for a night. But at night, their hosts slaughtered the young men and then chopped off their heads, legs and other body parts.

They said the culprits later put the body parts in three bags along with heavy stones and threw them into the river. They thanked the army soldiers and the police for recovering the bodies from the river. The wailing women relatives of the deceased told mediapersons that they were poor people and the tragedy had destroyed their lives.

Two of the protesters, Dilaram Khan and Zakirullah, alleged that the Arndo police lodged an FIR under section 302 of Pakistan Penal Code (PPC ) but did not add the terrorism section in the case. They appealed to the chief justice of Pakistan and the chief justice Peshawar High Court to take suo motu action in the case.

They also demanded that section 7 of the Anti-Terrorism Act 1997 should be added to the murder case. When contacted, the Arando police said they had already added 7-ATA to the FITR and also arrested seven people who confessed to their involvement in the crime. The police claimed that the young men had been killed over a land dispute. 

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