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Missing man’s alleged killer held after 14 months

BOONI: The police in Booni on Monday claimed to have arrested a young man for allegedly killing his friend belonging to the Charun village.

Bahadar Ullah, 20, son of Mir Afsar Khan of Charun, mysteriously went missing on March 29, 2015. As there was no breakthrough in the case and police did not find a clue to the missing man, District Police Officer (DPO) Asif Iqbal recently issued special directions to the police to resolve the case.

The police constituted a special team, led by the incharge of the Booni police post Inspector Atiqur Rehman. The team interrogated a friend of the missing man, Mustansir Ahmed, son of Jamshaid Ahmed, a resident of Kuragh. During the interrogation, Mustansir told the police that he murdered Bahadar Ullah and dumped his body into the river at the southern end of Kuragh. The body of the victim is, however, still remains untraced. The police did not disclose the cause of the murder.

On the revelation of the accused, the police registered a case under section 302 against him and produced him before a local court. The police said the accused confessing to killing Bahadar Ullah before the judge. The court later sent the accused to the district jail on a judicial remand.

On April 11, 2015, we had posted this story: The Booni police in Chitral is investigating the mysterious disappearance of a 20-year-old who went missing two weeks ago and has not been heard from since.
Bahadar Ullah, son of Mir Afsar, left his home in Charun village in his car on March 29 to go on a long drive with his friends Saifuddin and Mustansar, said the police.

However, the car developed a fault at Kuragh ravine and Saifuddin left to get a mechanic to fix it. Mustansar left as well after receiving a call from his family.

According to the police, Saifuddin returned around 8pm accompanied by a mechanic, but Bahadar was nowhere to be found. A local later found Bahadar’s mobile phone from a bridge at Kuragh. His attention was drawn to the phone as it was ringing; the passerby answered the call and spoke to Bahadar’s family, said police.

They added that the missing man’s identity card and vehicle registration papers were also found at the same place, but he had disappeared without a trace. The Booni police said they have interrogated several people in connection with the disappearance, have widened the investigation and are looking into the case from all angles.

via Chitral Today

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