Beheaded body of a Sikh found in Pakistan

February 22nd, 2010 - 4:50 am ICT by IANS  

Taliban Islamabad, Feb 22 (IANS) The beheaded body of a Sikh abducted by Pakistani Taliban was found in Pakistan’s restive tribal region, a media report said Monday.
The victim was one of the three Sikh residents who were kidnapped by Taliban militants from Tirah valley in Khyber Agency near the provincial capital Peshawar, the DownNews reported.

A letter found with the body of Jaspal Singh warned his relatives and other Sikh locals against disclosing the case to the media.

The letter also threatened the community with suicide attacks if the details of the beheading and kidnapping were revealed to the media or security forces.

Two other companions of the deceased, Gorwandar Singh and Srujeet Singh, are still being held captive by the militants, the report said.

No group has claimed responsibility for the abduction and murder.

Militants in Orakzai and Tirah Valley have been charging the non-Muslim residents “Jazai” or Islamic Tax on the pretext of providing security to them in the area.

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