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ISLAMABAD, June 2: Three members of an Islamabad-based family were murdered in Mandi Bahauddin on Friday evening.   Mohammad Riasat, a relative of the victims, told Dawn that Mohammad Ansar, an owner of a tyre shop near Tarnol Railway Crossing, booked Shahzor Truck of his uncle, Dil Khurram, to transport woods to Mandi Bahauddin on Friday.

His uncle along with his son and nephew Mohammad Waqas, son Mohammad Usman and the tyre owner, Mohammed Ansar, left for Mandi Bahauddin. But later at around 10pm, the Mandi Bahuddin police informed them about the incident.

The police also told the family that three persons had been arrested and they had confessed to committing the crime.

The triple murder came to light when a motor mechanic approached a police patrolling team of Head Feroz in Mandi Bahauddin saying that over three persons had sought his help to open a hidden lock in a truck.

The police reached the spot and took the three persons in their custody, while another managed to escape from the scene.

During interrogation they told the police that the man who escaped was Mohammad Ansar who had brought the three persons from Islamabad.

They said when the three victims, Khurram, Usman, and Waqas, reached  Mandi Bahauddin they gave them some intoxicants and brought them into a room where they were axed into several pieces. Over the disclosure, the police raided the room and recovered the human fleshes and shifted them to hospital for legal process.

Riasat said that the bodies of the victims were beyond recognition and it was suspected that they were brutally murdered over enmity.

Later the bodies of the victim were brought to Islamabad for burial.

The relatives of the victims suspect that since eight people were murdered in Mandi Bahauddin on Friday the police have arrested the killers of some other persons and the murderers of their loved ones were still at large.

Expressing their no-confidence over the Mandi Bahauddin police, the victims’ family, relatives and fellow villagers demanded the city police to investigate the killings.

They staged protest at G. T. Road near Tarnol and set tyres and wastage on fire to block the main artery, leaving vehicular traffic stranded for hours.

The protesters were demanding the immediate arrest of the killers and their execution. They also put the bodies of the victim on road.