Gunmen attack Bandipora family, 2 women among three members injured, one abducted

Hajin : Unknown gunmen shot at and critically injured mother-daughter duo and a man in Hajin town in this north Kashmir district around 10p.m. on Monday.

Reports said that the gunmen barged inside the house of Farooq Ahamd Parray in Parr Mohalla of Hajin and fired indiscriminately besides attacking inmates with knives, resulting in injuries to his wife Rafeeqa Begum, his daughter Neelofar, and brother Hilal Ahmad Parray.

“Rafeeqa has one firearm injury besides other serious injuries caused by a sharp weapon. Others have injuries due to an assault using a sharp weapon,” a police spokesman said.

The injured have been shifted to hospital. He said at about 10:10 PM, 4 militants “who are believed to be affiliated with LeT”, barged into the house of Farooq Ahmad Parrey and “without caring about the life and dignity of the inmates, fired indiscriminately inside the house”.

“The (militants) used the knives that they were carrying and caused grievous injuries to wife, daughter and brother of Farooq namely Rafeeqa, Neelofar and Hilal Ahmad Parrey. They also abducted Muntazir Ahmad Parrey (the son in law of Farooq) from there,” the spokesman said.

He said efforts are on by the police to trace out the abducted person. An FIR into the incident has been registered and investigation into the matter set into motion.

“It is pertinent to mention here that one son of Farooq namely Muzzafar Ahmad Parrey alias Muzz Nata was killed ruthlessly by (militants) last summer, who was first decapitated and then thrown into the river,” the spokesman added.

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