KARACHI: The five bullet-ridden bodies that had been found from near the Baran Hostel, Heeok-Tajaban tehsil in Turbat on Saturday have been sent from Karachi to the deceased persons’ native areas in Gujrat on Sunday.
As per reports, the bodies were shifted to a morgue in Sohrab Goth from where they have been sent to Jinnah International Airport. They would be received at Lahore airport from where they will handed over to deceased’s families in native areas of Gujrat for burial, a representative of Edhi Centre Balochistan told local media outlet.
The bodies had been found during a search operation in Turbat and were identified as those of Usman Qadir, Danish Ali, Badar Munir, Saqib Ali and Qasim. A spokesperson of the Balochistan government informed that the five had been killed on the same day as the 15 whose bodies had been discovered earlier.
While the earlier discovered 15 bodies were found in Buleda area of Turbat, the other five were in Tajban area of the same tehsil.
On Wednesday, 15 dead bodies were recovered from Turbat, Quetta, who had also been shot and killed, and all of them had also belonged to Punjab.
The banned Baloch Liberation Front (BLF), headed by Allah Nazar Baloch, has claimed responsibility for the killings of the 15 men from Punjab, supposedly aspiring to enter Europe illegally.
The mountainous region of Buleda is 600 kilometres south of Quetta. From here the human traffickers compel people to sneak into Iran in bid to enter Europe illegally.
Kech district is considered to be one of the most sensitive districts in the province. Militants in the area have repeatedly attacked labourers, security forces and pro-government politicians in the area.
Earlier, three bullet-riddled bodies were found in the area in September, while another two were found in October.