16-year-old girl set on fire as punishment by Abbottabad jirga
ABBOTTABAD: The chilling murder of a sixteen-12 months-old lady strangled and set on hearth in Galyat’s Makol village has been linked to the orders given by way of a neighborhood jirga final week, police mentioned Thursday.
Abbottabad police stated a 15-member jirga called via the Makol village councillor Pervez ordered for the deceased, Amber, to be killed and set on fireplace as punishment for serving to her friend escape the village to marry of her free will. Thirteen individuals were arrested and because of show up before an anti-terrorism court docket, together with the victim’s mom, mentioned police.
When the jirga ended after a six-hour meeting on April 28, the lady was once taken from her home to an deserted condominium the place she was drugged, killed, and placed in the backseat of a parked van. The van used to be then doused with petrol and set on fire.
The charred physique of the teenage woman was determined in a torched Suzuki van in Donga Gali on Friday. Police recovered the medicinal drugs from the abandoned apartment near the website online, as well as the can of petrol used to start the fireplace.
The physique was once tied to the seat of the auto, which was once parked at a bus discontinue within the village. One other vehicle parked near the gutted van used to be additionally damaged. Police moved the physique to Ayub medical intricate for an post-mortem.
The woman was later identified as the daughter of Riasat, a labourer who works in Balochistan’s Gadani discipline.
A police reliable instructed daybreak that the fire on the bus had came about at 3am.
According to District Police Officer (DPO) Khurram Rasheed, a pair eloped and left Makol April 23 for Abbottabad with the woman’s support and a driver named Naseer. A jirga was referred to as at Naseer’s home when the couple might no longer be located.
DPO Rasheed mentioned the case can be tried through an Anti-Terrorism court and “exemplary punishment” will likely be recommended by way of the police.
Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) MPA Shaukat Yousafzai advised DawnNews “strict action” will taken in opposition to the jirga which ordered the brutal ruling. “this is not a part of KP’s culture,” he stated.
“this is the first time an incident of this style has taken position.”
He hailed the role of the local police for solving a case “that shook the complete Khyber Pakhtunkhwa” and lauded them for taking the investigation ahead in a official method.
A jirga is a local group council composed of regional elders and notables and a usual dispute resolution discussion board.