Srinagar: A complete shutdown is being observed in north Kashmir’s Prang Hajin to protest and mourn against the killing of a civilian, Yaqoob Ahmad Wagay two days back.
Witnesses said that shops are closed and traffic is off the roads in the area. They said that people are protesting against the gruesome and unabated killings of civilians in Hajin over some time.
On Friday, the Imams and preachers asked the LeT militant outfit if they Killed Yaqoob they should come clean with the reasons.
According to Yaqoobs family, his throat was slit in front of her wife and 7 year old kid by five masked men who barged into their home at Prang village, four kilometres from Hajin town.
Though the police have again blamed LeT group of militants including a local recruit for carrying out such killings, an unconfirmed viral audio message from LeT is circulating from yesterday evening which blames “it is the handiwork of Indian agencies only to defame the freedom fighters and create a rift between public and militants.”
In the audio message, the militants have denied the killing of Yaqoob, 38 and Hilal Ahmad Parray, 28, who was abducted on 16th may from home at Parray Mohalla Hajin. His dead body was found the other day near an orchard with torture marks.
It was the 6th such killing in the town. The first was witnessed on August 27, 2017, when 24-year-old Muzaffar Ahmad Parray was found decapitated with hands tied behind his back.