Srinagar: Police on Friday recovered the headless body of a man, who was abducted by Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) militants from Bandipora district of north Kashmir on Wednesday night.
The body of Manzoor Ahmad Bhat, who was abducted by militants of LeT, was found on the periphery of Hajin in Bandipora this morning, senior superintendent of police (SSP), Bandipora, Sheikh Zulfikar, said.
Zulfikar said the body of Manzoor, who was abducted on the intervening night of April 4 and 5, was left headless by militants.
“Terrorists have exhibited the highest level of bruteness as they have left the body of the innocent person headless, ” he said.
On the intervening night of April 4 and 5, at about 11:45 pm, LeT militants barged into the house of Abdul Gaffar Bhat at Hajin and started to beat the inmates.
The militants then kidnapped Bhat and his son Manzoor, but the father managed to escape from the clutches of ultras in an injured condition after he was fired upon.
This is the second incident of kidnapping and killing in the area.
On Monday night, militants abducted and later killed Nasser Ahmad alias Muntazir.
“This is the second incident in last few days that militants have targeted innocent people. We have registered a case and investigations have been taken up,” the SSP said.
Yesterday, a police spokesman said the investigation has found that Mohammad Saleem Parrey of Hajin, who joined the ranks of LeT last summer, is the mastermind behind the two abductions.
Evidences collected so far indicate that, Saleem, along with his accomplices (Foregin terrorists), on 3 April went to the house of in-laws of Naseer, fired on the inmates injuring three of them, and abducted Naseer,” the spokesman said.
Naseer was found dead in the outskirts of Hajin, with three firearm injuries in his abdomen, he said. (PTI)