Published: Sun, April 08, 2018
Global News | By Stacy Ballard

Terrorists kill abducted youth in J&k's Hajin, body recovered

Terrorists kill abducted youth in J&k's Hajin, body recovered

Mehbooba Mufti said: "The brutal killing of young Manzoor Ahmad is highly condemnable but should also serve as a reminder of where society is headed".

The police said that slain youth's father Abdul Gaffar succeeded in escaping from captivity on Wednesday night itself in spite of being shot in belly and attacked with knives.

Jammu and Kashmor: The dead body of a youth who was abducted by unknown gunmen on April 4 from his residence in Bandipora's Bonkhan Mohalla of Hajin was recovered on Friday morning.

Last year, a similar case of slitting of throat by the militants surfaced in Hajin.

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The Police said that the body of Manzoor Ahmed Bhat was found without his head on the outskirts of Hajin. Bandipore SP Zulfakar Azad told The Indian Express both Manzoor and Parray were "innocent civilians".

This is the second such civilian killing in a week by the LeT militants.

Azad claimed the Lashkar-e-Toiba leadership was wiped out from the area previous year, but a new group had become active now.

He identified foreign militants of LeT as Abu Muslim, Hubaib, Khalid, Abu Hamza and Haider.

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No separatist group has called for protests or a shutdown on Saturday. "The scourge of terror has hit a new low as the brutality of this act has left us all in shock".

Former chief minister and National Conference leader Omar Abdullah criticised the silence of spearatist leaders over the incident.

"The deceased Manzoor Ahmed Bhat, was abducted by Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorists in the early hours of April 5", the spokesperson added. "I'm not surprised", he tweeted.

Parrey, a resident of Hajin, had joined the LeT ranks previous year.

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