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Prayer leader found murdered in Mastung

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The bullet-riddled body of a prayer leader was found in the Barg area of Mastung district, Levies officials said on Sunday. — File
The bullet-riddled body of a prayer leader was found in the Barg area of Mastung district, Levies officials said on Sunday. — File

QUETTA: The bullet-riddled body of a prayer leader was found in the Barg area of Mastung district, Levies officials said on Sunday.

According to them, people informed the local administration about presence of a body in the Barg area. The Levies personnel shifted the body to the district hospital.

The doctors, who conducted a post-mortem examination of the body, said the man appeared to have been shot dead three days ago.

“Multiple bullet wounds were found on the body,” they said.

The victim was identified as Maulvi Ghulam Mustafa, a resident of Killi Sher Ali of Panjpai tehsil. He was prayer leader at a mosque in Dasht town.

The Levies officials quoting local people said that Ghulam Mustafa went missing four days ago.

The cause of the killing could not be known. However, Levies Force is investigating the matter.

The body was handed over to the heirs after medico-legal formalities.

Published in Dawn, May 27th, 2019