The dead body of a young businessman was found in a well in the Kandahar province of southern Afghanistan after he went missing for 3 weeks, local sources said.
Sources say that Mohammad Sadeq Achakzai, a young man and a businessman, disappeared 20 days ago while traveling from Kandahar City, Kandahar province’s center, to Spin Boldak district of Kandahar province.
According to the source, Mohammad Sadeq’s body was discovered on Friday, the 4th of November, in the Cheshmo neighborhood in Kandahar province’s Maiwand district.
This businessman is alleged to have just visited Kandahar from Dubai, United Arab Emirates. While en route to meet up with his friends in Spin Boldek, he was abducted and went missing for about 20 days.
The Taliban government’s security authorities in Kandahar province confirmed this incident and stated that Mohammad Sadeq Achakzai was killed by kidnappers.
The security officials, however, did not say if the businessman was taken to be killed or if the kidnappers demanded a ransom to release him.
This comes as criminality and crime rates have soared in Afghanistan following the Taliban’s assuming of power as the country is coping with one of the world’s worst humanitarian crises magnified by widespread poverty and unemployment.