PESHAWAR, Aug 20: In the first incident of its kind in and around the provincial capital, bullet-riddled bodies of two women, who had been kidnapped from a village in Charsadda district a few days ago, were found in Guli Garhi village near here on Wednesday.
A note found near bodies described the victims as women of ‘loose character’ and said they had been killed because they had not heeded the warning of ‘Jaish-i-Islami’ to ‘mend their ways’.
Officials of the Daudzai police station, who are investigating the case, told this correspondent that although a certain group had claimed responsibility for the murders, they were trying to verify if such a group existed and operated in the city or its suburbs.
Police said the women’s relatives had been searching for them in Charsadda for a few days.
One of the women has been identified as 40-year-old Sufia of the Utmanzai village.
According to police, her relatives had said she had been missing for three days. The identity of the other woman, said to be about 22 years old, could not be identified.
But the notes found near the bodies said her name was Fauzia and that she was from the same village.