Karachi: Around 40 graves, mostly of
children, were found dug up and had body parts missing from
them in two places in Pakistan`s southern Sindh province,
prompting Governor Ishrat-ul-Ebad to order a high-level
inquiry into the incident.
The graves from where the body parts were stolen were
situated in Gadap town and Sohrab Goth area.
The incident came to light when people went to the
graveyards to pray for their deceased on the occasion of
Eid-ul-Azha yesterday, police said.
"Normally people go to graveyards on Eid to pray for
their departed ones and that is when many of them complained
about the graves of their loved ones mostly children being dug
up," senior police official Mukhtar Kashkeli said.
He said the police had started investigations and
detained some people.
Body parts and bones from bodies of children were stolen
from many of the graves that were dug up, the police official
The provincial Governor ordered a high-level inquiry into
the incident, which came close on the heels of a notorious
case where a man was arrested recently in Karachi for digging
up graves and defiling bodies of around 25 women.
The arrested man confessed to having dug up several
graves in different graveyards in the city.