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Islamists kill Hindu engineer in Pakistan

Ganesh Kumar was abducted by activists of the banned Harkatul Mujahideen in August last year.

india Updated: Feb 08, 2007 12:54 IST

The decomposed and beheaded body of a Hindu engineer abducted by Islamists in August last year has been found buried near a seminary in Pakistan's Sindh province.

Activists of the banned Harkatul Mujahideen (HuM) kidnapped Ganesh Kumar. The reason for the kidnapping or his killing is not known, the Daily Times newspaper reported on Thursday.

Police found the body this week and his family members have identified it, the daily said. The family lives near Mirpurkhas town in Sindh province.

Superintendent of Police Khalid Mustafa Korai said investigations revealed that the kidnappers beheaded Kumar after kidnapping him and burnt him before giving him a burial.

Kumar was seized from the Liberty Market in Hyderabad town August 17 by three armed men in police uniform. The family complained about his disappearance September 13.

A large police contingent raided Sachal Sarmast colony and arrested three suspects: Khadim Hussain and his two sons Shahid and Tahir. Police claimed they recovered pistols and jehadi literature.

Later, the police party cordoned off Madrassa-e-Darul Huda and recovered a decaying body by digging up its premises.

Kumar's uncle Jesa Ram was taken to the site to identify the corpse but he could not do so as it was badly decomposed.

First Published: Feb 08, 2007 12:54 IST