By Ajnadin Mustafa.
Tripoli, 11 October 2015:
Two gruesome murders, one being blamed on IS terrorists and the other on kidnappers, have been . . .[restrict]discovered in the last 48 hours.
In Sabratha the headless body of a man was found on shoreline rocks. He showed signs of extensive torture. He has not yet been identified.
Meanwhile in Tripoli a suitcase containing the body of bound man was fished from the sea.
It is reported that the victim was Abdul Salam Al-Badri who had been kidnapped by armed men outside his Tripoli farm last Tuesday. A LD 4 million ransom was demanded, to be paid by this coming Tuesday. Friends have been quoted as saying that Badri’s immediate family did not have that kind of money but that one of his relatives was wealthy.
It is unclear why the kidnappers changed their plans and decided to murder their victim. Red Crescent workers had the unpleasant duty of removing the curled-up corpse from the suitcase. The hands were tied and a chain had been wrapped around Badri’s legs, which was run outside the suitcase and connected to a stone pillar. This had acted as a weight when the case was heaved into the water. It is not clear if Badri was alive at the time. [/restrict]