May 1998 News


Teenage girl beheaded in Jammu

6th May 1998

JAMMU: Militants abducted and later beheaded an 18-year-old girl in Banihal area, while four people and a militant were killed in militancy related incidents in other parts of Jammu, official reports said here today. The militants kidnapped Samshada, daughter of one Ramzan Khan in Hali-Maidan village, about three KMs from Banihal town and later beheaded her, official reports said. In another incident, a special police officer (SPO) was killed in an encounter in Sorankote area of Poonch district today, reports said. Meanwhile, three members of a village defence committee (VDC) and a militant were killed in an encounter in Manchar village of Doda district last evening. PTI report.

Three VDC members and an unspecified number of militants were also injured in the encounter, the reports said, adding reinforcements of security forces have been rushed to the area to nab the fleeing militants.


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