Shopian, Nov 25: Police on Saturday recovered a bullet riddled body a local in South Kashmir’s Shopian district.
The deceased whom police identified as Muhammad Irfan Dar of Sanzan village was a soldier in Indian Army presently post in Gurez area North Kashmir’s Bandipora district.
His bullet hit body was found near Wothmula Nad area of Keegam, said a police official.
The official added that prima facie it seems the soldier was first abducted and then put to death by suspected militants.
Both Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti and Omar Abdullah condemned the killing of army soldier.
Mehbooba took to Twitter and strongly condemned the killing of a soldier saying that such acts will not weaken the resolve to establish peace in Valley.
“Strongly condemn the brutal killing of Irfan Ahmed, a brave Territorial Army soldier at Shopian. Such heinous acts will not weaken our resolve to establish peace and normalcy in the valley,” Mehbooba wrote on Twitter.
Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah termed as tragic and reprehensible the killing of an army man in Shopian district of south Kashmir.
“The murder of young Irfan Dar is a very tragic & reprehensible act. My unqualified condemnation & heartfelt condolences to his family,” tweeted Abdullah. (CNS)