Srinagar, November 25: In yet another incident of abduction and murder of security forces personnel, a bullet-riddled body of a 23-year old Territorial Army Jawan was found today in Shopian district of South Kashmir.The body was found under mysterious conditions in Wuthmulla village.
Reacting to this brutal killing, Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti condemned saying "Strongly condemn the brutal killing of Irfan Ahmed, a brave Territorial Army soldier at Shopian. Such heinous acts will not weaken our resolve to establish peace and normalcy in the Valley," Mehbooba said on Twitter.
Irfan a Territorial Army jawan was posted with the Engineering Regiment of the army at Gurez near the Line of Control.
Irfan had left home last evening in his car and his body was found this morning. The vehicle was also found one kilometre away from the location. The police have launched an investigation to track down the culprits.
Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP), Shopian, Ambarkar Shriram, who was able to identify the body of as Dar, confirmed the incident. While the investigations into Dar’s death continue, Shriram says that there is a possibility that Dar had been kidnapped by militants and then killed.
Meanwhile, this is the third incident of murder of security forces personnel in the recent times. In May, Lt Umar Fayaz was killed in the same area after terrorists kidnapped him from a marriage party in Kulgam district. In September, Mohammad Ramzan Parray of the Border Security Force was shot dead by terrorists when he and his family resisted attempts to kidnap him.