Bullet-ridden body of army lieutenant found in Shopian

The bullet-ridden body of Umar Fayaz Parray, working as a lieutenant in army, was found in Harmain area of Shopian Wednesday morning.

According to the sources, some unidentified gunmen picked Umar when he was attending a marriage function in a nearby village.

Today his bullet-ridden body was found in Harmain area of Shopian district.

Umar was working with Rajputna Rifles of the Indian army and was posted in Akhnoor.

Meanwhile, police has filed a case into the incident and investigations have been taken up.

Umar, 24, a resident of Sarsun village in Kulgam district, was commissioned as Liteunant in December 2016 and was posted with Rajputana Rifles unit in Akhnoor.

“In a dastardly act, some unidentified terrorists yesterday abducted and then killed a young, unarmed Army Officer, Lt Ummer Fayaz who had come on leave to his native place in Kulgam to attend a marriage in his family,” Army spokesman Rajesh Kalai said.

“The young officer was presently serving in Akhnoor, J&K. The Army salutes the braveheart and stands by the bereaved family in this hour of tragedy and commits to bring the perpetrators of this heinous act of terror to justice,” he said.

Family sources said that the officer had passed National Defense Academy to become Liteunant.

“His father is a famer and small time apple businessman, and he is survived by two younger sisters,” they said. 

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