Srinagar, May 10: A young army officer identified as Lieutenant Ummer Fayaz Parry was kidnapped and killed by terrorists on Tuesday night. Fayaz Parry’s body was found with multiple bullet wounds in head and abdomen in Shopian district of south Kashmir. As per the reports, Fayaz was kidnapped from his home by the terrorists and murdered last night.

According to the reports, Fayaz was on leave and had gone to the Valley to attend marriage of his cousin at his village in Kulgaon. The reports also have it that he was abducted around 10 PM on Tuesday from his home. His family didn’t report it as they believed he would be sent back alive. “They must have thought he would be released,” police said.

“Young and full of life, the officer was just commissioned in December. The troops enjoyed being with him,” army sources said. “He didn’t think twice about going to his village unarmed”, army sources said. (Also Read: Bullet-ridden body of Army officer found in Kashmir’s Shopian district)

WHO WAS UMMER FAYAZ?

  • Ummer Fayaz was born on June 8, 1994.
  • Ummer Fayaz was a 22-year-old army officer and had joined army five months ago.
  • Lt Fayaz joined the 129 course of the National Defence Academy and was alloted Delta Squadron.
  • He passed out of the NDA in December 2015 and joined the Indian Military Academy from where he was commissioned into the Army on December 10, 2016.
  • He was commissioned into 2nd Battalion The Rajputana Rifles.
  • Fayaz was part of the hockey team at the defence academy. He enjoyed playing volleyball and was excellent player.
  • He was posted with a RAJRIF unit in Jammu and Kashmir’s Akhnoor sector.
  • According to the reports, Fayaz was likely to attend a course for young officers called ‘Young Officers Course’ in Mhow in September 2017.
  • His father is a farmer.

Paying tribute to the martyr Fayaz, the Army issued a statement which read: “Some unidentified terrorists yesterday abducted and then killed unarmed Army Officer Lieutenant Ummer Faiyaz, who had come on leave to his native place in Kulgam, south Kashmir to attend a marriage in his family. The Army salutes the brave-heart and stands by the bereaved family in this hour of tragedy and commits to bringing the perpetrators of this heinous act of terror to justice.”

There has been a spike in such cases in the Valley especially in districts like Pulwama, Shopian, Anantnag and Kulgam. Last week, Army’s 62 Rashtriya Rifles unit and police authorities busted the module of the terrorist organisation Hizbul Mujahideen in Shopian and two Army soldiers and a civilian were injured after terrorists attacked an Army patrol party in the district.