New Delhi: In another act of terror, a former special police officer (SPO) was killed after he was kidnapped by terrorists in Reban area of Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said on Friday. Earlier in the day, three persons including a former special police officer (SPO) were kidnapped by unidentified terrorists.

Police said, “Terrorists in a brutal act of terror killed an individual in Shopian after he was kidnapped from Reban area of Shopian earlier. 3 young men kidnapped forcibly by terrorists were identified as Reyaz Ahmad, Zahid Ahmad, and Basharat Ahmad. The two of them were set free.”

The terrorists kidnapped Basharat Ahmad Wagay, a former SPO, Zahid Ahmad Wagay, and Reyaz Ahmad Wagay from their village at Reban in Zainapora area of Shopian.

“However, Police retrieved dead body of one Basharat Ahmad from village Nikloora in Pulwama. His body was handed over to his family after completion of medico-legal formalities,” police added. A case has been registered and an investigation is also initiated in the matter.

The incident comes few days after a 19-year-old schoolboy was abducted and killed by terrorists. Huzaif Ashraf Kuttay was abducted along with two other, Farooq Ahmad and Shahid Ahmad, from a bakery shop from Saidpora Payeen village in Shopian.

The body of Huzaif Ahmad was recovered from Lundoora village on Saturday evening while Farooq Ahmad and Shahid Ahmad were released unharmed. “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 had said.

Another 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 the 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. Cas registered and an investigation initiated,” the J&K police was quoted as saying by news agency ANI.

Two more civilians were abducted by gunmen from Meemander village of Shopian district. The two civilians are identified as Hakib Javed and Ishfaq Ahmad.