MARDAN, 25 November: Bullet ridden body of a senior official of the Abdul Wali Khan University, Mardan (AWKUM) was found from a deserted plot near the university premises in Sheikh Maltoon area near here, police said on Wednesday.

The deceased, Muhammad Tariq, finance director of AWKUM, was kidnapped by unknown persons a few days back, police informed.

“The kidnappers threw his body in an empty plot near the university premises after shooting him to death,” a police official said.

The university administration, staff members and students staged a protest rally against the incident and demanded of the government to arrest the killers immediately.

Police registered FIR of the case against unknown killers and started investigating the matter to ascertain whether he was killed due to a feud or there were some other reasons. Nobody has so far claimed the responsibility.

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