The body of Qassim Qayim, an officer of the Ministry of Interior--who served both under the former government and the current government--was handed over to his family by the Sardar Mohammad Dawood Khan Hospital, relatives said on Monday. Relatives said he had been detained for four days.
The family said they received his corpse on Sunday and that the body had signs of torture.
The officer left four children, two boys and two daughters, behind.
Hamid, 11, is the oldest son of the slain officer.
“He had a very good ethic. He never beat us. He loved us a lot,” Hamid said, with tears in his eyes.
“My brother was a man of the pen. He had a master’s degree and never used a gun. He trusted the general amnesty and came to this government. But unfortunately (they) martyred him. He left four children behind—all of them underage,” said Mujahid Qayim, a brother of the officer.
Qassim Qayim had worked for at least seven months with the MoI after the fall of the former government.
The Ministry of Interior said it will probe the case.
“The murder case of officer Qassim Qayim is under serious investigation by the Ministry of Interior. The results will be shared with the media after the completion of the investigation,” said Abdul Nafay Takor, a spokesman for the MoI.
According to the family, the officer was detained on Tuesday, and they received his body on Sunday from the Sardar Mohammad Dawood Khan Hospital.
“They had beaten him up. They hanged him—they didn’t shoot him with a bullet. They killed him in a manner that is not allowed under any circumstances,” said Mohammad Asif, an uncle of the dead officer.
“He has never caused trouble for anyone,” said Abdul Masoum, an uncle of the officer.
Previously the New York Times reported that dozens of former military and government officials have either been killed or have disappeared since the collapse of the former government. But the Islamic Emirate denied the report.
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