Kupwara: A labourer from Tamil Nadu working for Beacon division of the Border Roads Organisation (BRO) was killed by the army during an ambush laid by the 3 JAKLI regiment in Doninar area of Rangwar in Kralpora Kupwara Thursday morning.
Sources said that the slain was going somewhere on foot when army soldiers who had laid their ambush opened fire and killed him on the spot.
Sources identified the deceased as Umesh from Tamil Nadu.
Soon after the incident, a team of Kupwara police reached the spot and took the body into custody. The body was sent to a nearby hospital for legal formalities.
Senior Superintendent of Police Kupwara AS Dinkar told Kashmir Reader that the non-local man was killed by army men during an ambush on Thursday morning. He said the police are investigating the incident and are trying to identify the slain person.
When asked if the police will register a case against the army, he said that for now the police are only trying to identify the slain person and will take further steps after that.
Another police officer said that no arms or ammunition or any other contraband was recovered from the possession of the slain person. He said that the man’s clothes indicated that he was a non-local labourer and not a militant. The police are trying to identify the person through other sources, he said.