MULTAN: The bullet-riddled body of a man who had been kidnapped over two years ago was found near the Cotton Research Centre on the Old Shujabad Road here on Saturday.

Umer Mubeen Jilani, 33, was kidnapped by seven armed men on June 16, 2014, when he left his house in Garden Town for his office at around 8.30am.

Wrapped in a black plastic bag, the body was dressed in an orange uniform similar to the ones worn by prisoners at the US military’s Guantanamo Bay detention camp.

According to official sources, the following words were written with a black marker on the orange uniform: ‘Daesh Al-Bakistan’, ‘Inspector Umer Mubeen Jilani’ and ‘Tareekh Aghwa (June 16, 2014)’.

Daesh is the Arabic acronym for the militant Islamic State group.

Police shifted the body to the Nishtar Hospital for a post-mortem examination.

According to the initial report, the victim was hit by five bullets — two in the back and one each in the head, right arm and left leg.

Umer Jilani was a son of Zahid Husain Jilani, a retired civil servant who had reportedly served as the director general of the Cholistan Development Authority.

His funeral was held in the Kotla Raham Ali Shah area of Jotai tehsil in Muzaffargarh district later in the day.

The victim was said to be a relative of former chief justice Tassaduq Hussain Jillani whose family members attended the funeral.

Published in Dawn, March 5th, 2017