Man beheaded amid growing insecurity in Sar-i-Pul
SAR-I-PUL (Pajhwok): A young man has been founded beheaded in northern Sar-i-Pul province amid complaints many officials including the provincial governor and police chief are absent from their offices.
The 21-year-old, Abdul Manan, went missing from outside his home after offering prayers last night and his decapitated body was found in the morning in a desert.
The victim’s maternal uncle, Haji Abdul Majeed, alleged his nephew had been killed by his friends who met him last night. However, he did not name anyone.
Local officials have so far said nothing in this regard.
But a member of the provincial council, Mohammad Ali Hakimi, said the provincial officials were not discharging their responsibilities and residents were concerned about the increasing insecurity. “Many officials in Sar-i-Pul are away from their duty stations. There is no one to respond to people’s problems.”
Hakimi said the provincial governor had gone abroad and the provincial police chief had been outside of the province over the past one month. He said the police chief was busy in preparations of his son’s wedding.
He said a large number of government and security officials did not come to their offices for days. “In such a situation, people are being beheaded, robberies are being staged and all these things benefit the enemy.”
Haji Rafique, who owns a shop in Sar-i-Pul City, said people were concerned about the absence of high officials in the province. “Sar-i-Pul is like a cauldron without a lid. Uncertainly has reached the peak and there is no one to be asked for.”
The resident asked the president and the chief executive officer to pay attention to the problems in Sar-i-Pul. “If the absenteeism of the top official is not looked into, Sar-i-Pul will meet the fate of Kunduz.”
The security situation in Sar-i-Pul has lately worsened and residents say they are deeply concerned about it.
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