In a startling development in the Barkhan triple murder case, the accused has confessed, claiming that the killings were carried out on the behest of Abdur Rehman Khetran, a former provincial minister.
The admission was made at Islamabad’s National Press Club where the accused Baram Khan, alongside Inam Shah, expressed concerns about approaching the police directly, citing the former minister’s significant influence.
The case, which came into the spotlight after three bodies were found in a well in February, sparked protests and drew attention to alleged unlawful prisons. The victims’ family accused Khetran of holding relatives in a ‘private jail’. Following these claims, Khetran was taken into custody and subsequently released on bail.