Polio Worker Kidnapped, Tortured and Murdered in Pakistan
Polio workers are under constant threat in Pakistan.
Islamists oppose the regional polio vaccination campaign. They accuse health workers of acting as spies for the U.S. and claim the polio vaccine is intended to make Muslim children sterile.
A lady health worker was found dead in Koh-e-Daman village in the jurisdiction of Daudzai police station on Monday, Express News reported.
She was kidnapped from her house in Guluzai village in the jurisdiction area of Chamkani police station on the night of March 23.
The body of the worker, identified as Salma Farooq, bore torture marks as well.
Earlier on Monday, police had said that around eight armed men had entered the house of Farooq, held the family hostage at gunpoint and took the woman away with them.
Chamkani is a village located on the outskirts of Peshawar.
Enraged family members and neighbours had protested against the kidnapping and blocked the Peshawar-Islamabad motorway near Chamkani for about an hour today. The protesters had dispersed when police assured them that they will try their best to locate Farooq.