Army Saturday said that as a mark of solidarity with the bereaved family of Lt Ummer Fayaz, who was killed by gunmen on 10 May while on leave, Victor Force Commander Maj Gen B S Raju along with DC and SP Kulgam and other officials from Army, Police and Civil Administration visited the home of the slain officer.
“The family was assured of all assistance from the Army and that the perpetrators of this dastardly act would be brought to justice,” a statement by the army said.
Maj Gen Raju met the family members and presented a cheque of Rs 75 Lakhs on behalf of the Army. “To honour the martyr it has been decided to rename the Army Goodwill School Behibagh as ‘Shaheed Lt Ummer Fayaz Goodwill School’. The DC also presented a cheque of exgratia amount from J & K Govt, and announced that Govt job would be provided to the family member of the slain officer. Cheques from Central AWWA Ex – Gratia Grant and National Defence Fund were also presented to the family by an officer of 2 RAJPUTANA Rifles, the unit in which Lt Ummer Fayaz was commissioned.”
The General Officer while condemning “this dastardly act called upon all sections of the society to join hands in putting an end to the bloodshed in Kashmir. He also urged the elders to sensitise the misguided youth to shun the path of violence and join the mainstream and contribute towards nation building.”