Mumtaz Sherzai, a lecturer at Khost University in the province of Khost in southeast Afghanistan, has reportedly been found dead after going missing for a few days.

Local sources state that after Professor Sherzai went missing for a few days, his body was discovered on Saturday, July 16, bearing obvious signs of torture.

The professor’s death is thought to have been caused by beatings and torture, as evidenced by the professor’s body’s torture marks.

The lecturer’s family and relatives told the media that although he was the only breadwinner and main source of income for the family, professor Sherzai had no personal animosity against anyone.

Moreover, according to sources, the professor is survived by his wife and their 3-year-old daughter.

The Taliban government’s officials have not spoken to the media about the enigmatic death of this professor.

Nearly a month ago, armed robbers killed Nematullah Wali, another university professor, by stabbing him to death in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad.

They took the professor’s phone and cash after which they killed him.

The passing of Professor Sherzai comes as Afghanistan experiences a brain drain problem, which analysts claim has an impact on the Taliban’s ability to rule the country.

Along with the rise in hunger, poverty, and unemployment, target killings and other criminal activity have increased dramatically in Afghanistan.

Author

  • Saqalain Eqbal is an Online Editor for Khaama Press. He is a Law graduate from The American University of Afghanistan (AUAF).