Shopian: Militants killed a civilian who was abducted early morning along with two others in Shopian on Saturday.
The slain has been identified as Huzaif Ahmad Kuttay of Manzgam village of Kulgam and his dead body was recovered from an orchard near Tongri Nallah at Landoora village of Shopian.
He along with two others named as Farooq Ahmad Thoker and Shahid Ahmad Ganie of Saidpora Payeen were released by militants from Saidpora Payeen village around 8am on Saturday. Both Farooq and Shahid were released.
A police spokesperson in a statement said that militant killed the civilian in Shopian after he was kidnapped earlier in the day from Saidpora area of Shopian.
Body of Huzaif was handed over to his family after completion of medico-legal formalities, it said.
A case under under relevant sections of law has been registered in the concerned Police Station and investigation has been initiated in the matter, the spokesperson added.
Meanwhile, two more civilians were abducted allegedly by militants from Shopian’s Meminder village on Saturday evening. They have been identified as Haqib Ahmad Ganie resident of Meminder village and Ishfaq Ahmad Sheikh of Pudsoo villague.