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Bullet-ridden Body of Jawan Abducted on Vacation Found Near His Shopian Home

The soldier who had been posted in Gurez sector of north Kashmir was identified as Irfan Dar.

The soldier who had been posted in Gurez sector of north Kashmir was identified as Irfan Dar.

The soldier who had been posted in Gurez sector of north Kashmir was identified as Irfan Dar, a resident of Sensen village of Shopian district in south Kashmir. He had reportedly gone on leave 10 days ago.

Srinagar: The bullet-ridden body of a Territorial Army jawan, who was abducted by militants while on vacation, was found near his home in Shopian district of south Kashmir on Saturday morning.

The soldier who had been posted in Gurez sector of north Kashmir was identified as Irfan Dar, a resident of Sensen village of Shopian district in south Kashmir. He had been on leave for 10 days and was visiting home.

Media reports said the soldier’s body was found in an orchard area in Wothmula Nad area of Keegam by locals who immediately informed the police.

“We got to know about the incident at 10am. He is a Kashmiri. He was found 2-3 km from his house. He was on vacation. We suspecting terror activity…. He was suspected to have been kidnapped by militants. His car was also found near the spot,” Shopian SP Ambarkar Shriram Dinkar told CNN-News18.

“I strongly condemn the brutal killing of Irfan Ahmed, a brave Territorial Army soldier at Shopian. Such henous acts will not weaken our resolve to establish peace and normalcy in the Valley,” CM Mehbooba Mufti said.

Former chief minister Omar Abdullah also condemned the Territorial Army jawan's killing. "The murder of young Irfan Dar is a very tragic & reprehensible act. My unqualified condemnation & heartfelt condolences to his family," he tweeted.

More details awaited

first published:November 25, 2017, 12:25 IST