"kid never did anything to anyone, nor say anything to anyone."
The body of a 23-year-old Pakistani man, Syed Ehsan, was found in a pond on November 8th. He was raped, burnt and brutally murdered.
His family have stated that he was kidnapped on November 2, 2020, in Sohawa, Jhelum. He had left the house alone that day and never returned.
At night, police were called and those living in the village helped the family search for Ehsan. Unfortunately, they had no luck and days later his body was found deserted in a pond.
The horrific images show his body covered with leaves and twigs. He is shown fully clothed, wearing a blue shalwar and disposable gloves.
His face was visibly burnt and whilst carrying out the post-mortem examination, it was found that Ehsan was also raped and stabbed.
Ehsan has been mentally disabled his whole life. He lost his mother as a child and lives with his father and two brothers. Due to his illness, he was not in a relationship or affiliated with any groups.
His family are both shocked and confused as to who could have committed such an inhumane act. They are doing all they can to comply with the police investigation and make this matter known.
At this moment, there has been no progress in the investigation to find those responsible.
Ehsan’s family are “devastated”. He was said to be an innocent and kind-hearted soul. He got along with everyone and no one had any issues with him or hate towards him.
Waqas Shah, his cousin, says:
“The kid never did anything to anyone, nor say anything to anyone.”
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Shah also told us that Ehsan “was someone who was always laughing and making everyone smile and laugh”.
His character alone made it difficult for anyone to be on bad terms with him and his fragility added to that.
His family are now pushing more than ever to get his case heard and known. They are reaching out via social media and urging people to share the hashtag ‘JusticeForEhsan’.
Shah argued that if this had been any other individual, who comes from a wealthy family, the news would have stretched far and wide.
Police would have done more. As Ehsan does not fit that category his story goes unnoticed.
“The world we live in doesn’t really care about people that may not be the wealthiest”
Shah highlights that cases such as this go without trial and never see justice. This clearly needs to change and stories such as this need to be shared so justice is found.