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AIHRC seeks deterrent punishment for child killers

AIHRC seeks deterrent punishment for child killers

Jan 07, 2016 - 11:42

ZARANJ (Pajhwok): The Afghanistaninfo-icon Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) on Thursday sought punishment for the abductors of a child in southwestern province of Nimroz.

Zakria, 5, was abducted two weeks ago from the 1st police district of Zaranj, the provincial capital, and his dead body was later found in a government building.

AIHRC officer Waheed Khairzad told Pajhwok Afghan News any type of abduction, especially the kidnapping of the children, was against basic human rights.

“We strongly denounce the act of (keeping the child in a well) and ask the government to bring the killers to justice as soon as possible,” he said.

The abductors demanded one million afghanis in ransom, but the demand was later lowered to 400,000afs, before killing the child.

Abdul Qayyum, the victim’s grandfather, said:“I want the government to execute the killers.” Police have arrested Farid,a maternal cousin of the child, in connection with the incident.

Farid has confessedto keeping the child in a house. He said a day the boy recognised him. As a result, Farid suffocated the child and put his body in a water well for four days.

Last night, thekidnappers retrieved the body from the well and tried to bury in the yard of the government building. Police detained Farid, whose accomplice managed to flee.

Police were trying to arrest the second kidnapper, said the crime branch chief, Col. Abdul Hadi Azizi, who pledged to bring the perpetrators to justice.



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