19 Year Old Abducted Killed By Militants


Srinagar: A day after a civilian was killed in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district on suspicion of being an Army informer, militants on Saturday abducted and killed a 19-year-old in Shopian, reported. The incident took place even as panchayat polls are underway in the state.

“Terrorists Saturday killed a civilian in a brutal act of terror in Shopian district after he was kidnapped earlier in the day from Saidpora area,” a police official was quoted as saying by PTI. A throat-slit body was found from an orchard area in Hermain village of the south Kashmir district, he added.

The deceased has been identified as Huzaif Ashraf (19), a resident of Manzgam area of the neighbouring Kulgam district. “Huzaif’s body was handed over to his family after completion of the medico-legal formalities,” the official said.

A case under relevant sections of law has been registered and the investigation has been initiated in the matter.