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Kidnapped Sikh beheaded: The Dawn, Feb 22

22 February 2010 No Comment

LANDI KOTAL, Feb 21: Militants have beheaded a kidnapped Sikh in Tirah valley of Khyber Agency after his relatives failed to pay ransom, according to his family.

Jaspal Singh and two other Sikhs were kidnapped from the Chora Tanga area of Tirah two weeks ago.

According to the family, the kidnappers had demanded Rs20 million by Feb 20 for Mr Jaspal’s release.

Sources said that a jirga of some local elders and relatives of the kidnapped Sikhs went to Tirah on Saturday in order to negotiate the release of the hostages, but the captors instead handed them over the beheaded body of Jaspal on Sunday. The two other Sikhs are still in captivity.—www.dawn.com/wps/wcm/connect/dawn-content-library/dawn/the-newspaper/front-page/kidnapped-sikh-beheaded-220

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