The Taliban has dug up the grave of a former police commander in Uruzgan and mutilated his body, the police commander’s family said.
Shah Mohammad Shah, the district police chief for Dihrawood district, was killed in an attack by armed men in the district on June 30.
His family members said this act by the Taliban is against all principles of Islam and is a violation of humanitarian law.
The Taliban has rejected the claim.
“The Mawlawi called me and said that his nails had grown and his body was fine but his head was beaten with a shovel,” said Ezatullah Agha, a member of Shah Mohammad’s family.
His brother, Jan Mohammad Karimi, who is the police chief of the district, said that 32 of his relatives have lost their lives in the war in recent years.
“I am disappointed because of the inattention by the government to a family that has given sacrifices for the country,” Karimi said.
Some senators on Sunday raised the issue of the mistreatment of the body of the police chief.
“I call on the Taliban leadership from this tribune to order their fighters to avoid such acts,” said Akbar Stanekzai, the deputy speaker of the Senate.
The Taliban rejected involvement in such an incident and said it might have happened due to a personal grievance.
“Such an act is not acceptable based on Islam, human rights and Afghan culture,” said Naeem Nazari, the deputy head of Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission.
Shah Mohammad had lost his eyesight in a blast five years ago and was the district police chief of Dehrawood when he died in an attack in Tarinkot city, center of Uruzgan, in June.