Sopore: Suspected militants shot at a police constable late Friday evening at his home in Warpora village of Sopore and he succumbed to his injuries on way to hospital. The 37-year-old Javid Ahmad Lone was at home on leave. He is survived by two sons, aged 3 and 5 years, and his wife.
“Police have registered a case under relevant sections of law and an investigation has been initiated,” a senior police official said.
According to reports, two to three gunmen barged inside the house of Javid Ahmad Lone at about 10:45pm and fired upon him at Warpora village near Dangerpora in Sopore. He was shot at in front of his wife and two kids.
Javid suffered serious bullet injuries and was being taken to a nearby hospital when he succumbed to his injuries, hospital authorities said.
When this correspondent visited the home of the slain policeman, his wife was in complete shock while his two small kids had no idea of the tragedy that had befallen them.
A relative of Javid, Danish Ahmad, was present at the home. He told Kashmir Reader that when he heard about the attack, he and other people immediately rushed Javid to Warpora but it was too late.
Javid was originally from Logripora, Bomai village of Sopore, but a few years back he separated from his family and constructed a house in Warpora village where he was living with his wife and kids. He was working in the police department for the past seven to eight years, Danish told Kashmir Reader.
Superintendent of Police Sopore Javid Iqbal confirmed the incident and said that investigations in the case have been started. “Javid was fired upon by militants at his home in Warpora and later he succumbed. He was working as a follower in IR 3rd battalion of police and was posted at District Police lines Sopore. He was at home on leave,” Iqbal said.
A wreath-laying ceremony was held for Javid at District Police Lines Sopore on Saturday morning. He was later buried in Logripora village of Bomai at his ancestral graveyard.