A man who lived in a small village in a remote part of Pakistan was the victim of a bizarre attack when he was found beaten to death, and his body was left on the road for a week, according to local media reports.
Mohammad Aslam, 25, was found dead on the outskirts of the village of Tarkhun, in the district of Balochistan, on March 8.
According to local reports, the man was beaten by men and then burnt to death.
Police have yet to confirm the identity of the men who attacked the victim, but their names have emerged online, with a video of the attack appearing on social media.
The footage shows the men smashing the victim’s head with a metal object, and throwing him to the ground.
After the victim is flung, the men then walk away, with one saying “I’m going to kill him” before leaving.
The police have yet, however, identified the attackers as local tribal leaders.
“They are locals who come here, and when we have a problem with them, we can’t solve the problem.
They are not trained to do the job properly,” Baloch spokesperson Aamer Khan said.
According the Baloch National Action Party (BNAP), the attackers were the local residents who had come to the village for a “party” on March 4, and who had taken advantage of the absence of security forces in the area.
The BNP claims the attackers left behind a trail of blood and bloody clothes.
According a report by the local police, the bodies of Aslam and his two companions, who were in the village, were found on March 11.
“The body of the deceased was found in a field, but the body of his companion was found on the roadside, where he was beaten to the point of death,” Khan said, adding that the bodies were “unable to be identified”.
Local tribal leaders have also denied any involvement in the attack, and said they did not know the men responsible.
According t he BNP, local tribal elders in the region have long been involved in drug trafficking and are known to carry out “acts of terror”.
In June, local media reported that local tribal leader Maulana Saeed Abdul Samad had said that local drug traffickers had carried out the attack.
Local tribal leader Khurram Abbas also claimed that local Taliban leaders were responsible for the attack in Tarkhhun, saying that the men had carried weapons and explosives.
The Baloch Government’s Interior Minister, Rehman Malik, however dismissed the claims.
“There are no local tribal leadership.
The local tribal members have been in Torkhun for a long time.
They have no involvement in these attacks,” Malik said.
In February, the Baluchistan police confirmed that they had arrested several people who were allegedly involved in the crime.
“On Saturday, February 11, 2016, the National Investigation Agency arrested a number of people in connection with the incident.
They were accused of involvement in drug smuggling,” a statement from the Balachistan Police said.”
Following this arrest, the suspects were remanded in custody for further investigation,” it added.