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Kashmir: Armyman abducted from home, bullet-ridden body found in Pulwama

Kashmir: Armyman abducted from home, bullet-ridden body found in Pulwama

The body of Irfan Ahmad Dar, a resident of Sezan Keegam, was recovered from an orchard area in Watmullah Keegam area of Shopian. He had come home on leave.

According to the eyewitnesses, women were seen wailing and crying as they discovered the body of the soldier lying on the grass with its face down.

Irfan, who was posted in the Gurez sector (Bandipura) on the LoC in the engineering wing of the 175 Battalion of the Territorial Army (TA) and was on 10-day leave, when he was kidnapped by militants and shot dead in an orchard. The body of the Lieutenant rank officer was found with bullet wounds in Hermain area of the district, they said.

"It looks like a militant killing but we are finding out the exact motive behind the soldier's murder", police said.

In May, Lieutenant Ummer Fayaz, 22, was kidnapped by militants from Batapora village of Shopian district where he had gone to attend his cousin's marriage.

Meanwhile, Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mehbooba Mufti condemned Dar's killing.

Srinagar: an army jawan was snatched and killed by suspected militants in Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian district.

Former J&K chief minister Omar Abdullah also condemned the Territorial Army jawan's killing. My unqualified condemnation & heartfelt condolences to his family, " he wrote.

This is the third incident of murder of security forces personnel in the recent times.


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