Patna (Bihar): Days after an Army jawan, who was home to mourn his son’s death, was killed by some militants in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kulgam, another jawan was dragged out of his residence in Bihar’s Jamui district and killed by at least 20 Maoists. The incident was reported on Monday when the Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) jawan was celebrating his daughter’s fourth birthday.

The SSB jawan has been identified as Sikander Yadav from the SSB’s 48th battalion. He was based in Bihar’s Madhubani district and was home on leave. SHO (Barahat) Sunil Kumar said that Sikander was killed when he was celebrating his daughter’s birthday. The Maoists were reportedly in police uniform.

Kumar said that at least 20 Maoists came looking for him at his residence. As soon as he came out, they dragged him out at gunpoint and shot him down. Before shooting him, the rebels reportedly called him a police informer and that they were punishing him for it. “Sikander was shot several times just a few feet away from his house,” Kumar said, Times of India reported.

On the same day, Army jawan Mukhtar Ahmed was killed by some militants when he was at his home in Kulgam to mourn the death of his son. The militants barged into the house of Mukhtar Ahmad Malik in Shurat village and shot him from close range. Malik was a counter-insurgent before he joined the territorial army, the police added. He was part of 162 Territorial army unit.