TRIBESMEN tied a Pakistani soldier to the roof of a car and stoned him to death for allegedly having an affair with a local woman, government officials and a tribal elder have said.
The incident took place on Tuesday in Parachinar, the capital of the Kurram tribal area.
Kurram is part of Pakistan’s semi-autonomous tribal region, which runs along the country’s border with Afghanistan and is dominated by conservative Pashtun tribesmen.
The soldier, Nooruddin Aalam, allegedly began his relationship with the woman during a previous posting in the area, said a local government official.
Aalam was transferred elsewhere three months ago but returned to see the woman in recent days, said the official.
Residents allegedly caught the couple together, said a local tribal elder. Leaders of various tribes met on Monday and decided the soldier should be executed according to Islamic law, the elder added.
A second government official said locals took Aalam to a graveyard, tied him to the roof of a car and stoned him to death, then shot him.
The woman allegedly involved in the incident is with the family of a local tribal leader, and her fate will be decided later, said the tribal elder.