Srinagar: Another youth was abducted by suspected terrorists from Meemender village in Shopian of Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday, a day after 19-year-old youth was abducted and killed by terrorists in the district. This is the seventh such incident that has been reported from district in last four days. Two civilians, identified as Hakib Javed and Ishfaq Ahmad, were abducted on Saturday evening. Also Read - 'Can't Even Kiss My Wife', Says Farooq Abdullah, Laments The Pandemic
Earlier on Saturday, the terrorists had abducted Huzaif Ashraf Kuttay, along with two others – Farooq Ahmad and Shahid Ahmad, from a bakery shop from Saidpora Payeen village in Shopian. The 19-year-old’s body was found in a deserted orchard in Lundoora village with his throat slit, while Farooq and Shahid were released unharmed. Also Read - BRO Constructs 110-feet Bailey Bridge at Kela Morh on Jammu-Srinagar Highway in Record Time
The deceased Huzaif was a resident of Manzgam area of the neighbouring Kulgam district. An official told PTI that his body was handed over to his family after completion of the medico-legal formalities. A case under relevant sections of law has been registered and an investigation has been initiated in the Shopian case. Also Read - Dal Lake Freezes, Srinagar Records Coldest Night in 30 Years, Administration Deploys SDRF Teams
Expressing grief on the killing of Kuttay, former chief minister Omar Abdullah said, “Another dastardly killing of a young man, this time the terrorists slit his throat. This barbarism has no place in our society and no struggle, no matter how lofty the claims to justify it, can condone this inhuman behaviour.”
In a similar incident on Friday, a teenager was executed on the suspicion of being a police informer. 17-year-old Nadeem Manzoor was abducted from Shopian was killed in neighbouring Pulwama district. The video of the incident had gone viral on social media drawing wrath from all over the country.
“Terrorists in intervening night of November 15-16 forcibly abducted a civilian and killed him in Pulwama. He has been identified as Nadeem Manzoor of Safanagri, Shopian. His bullet-riddled body was retrieved by police from Kilora Pulwama. Case registered and investigation initiated,” the J&K police was quoted as saying by news agency ANI.