August 2004 News

Militant Killed For Protesting Rape By Pak Ultras

20 August 2004
The Statesman

Jammu: The latest incident of rape of a Kashmiri girl by foreign ultras has widened the cracks between the local militants and the foreign terrorists. A local militant Usman Bhai alias Bomber Khan of Doda, belonging to the Hizbul Mujahideen outfit who resisted the rapists, had to fall prey to the bullets of foreign terrorists. He protested the rape of a local girl of Manjakot in Rajouri. He was set ablaze and later gunned down. Radio intercepts by Intelligence agencies indicate that the Hizbul leadership is also angry with the Lashkar-e- Taiyaba and Jaish-e-Mohammed outfits and planning to take revenge. The locals are also baying for the blood of three LeT terrorists Nizam Ali, Muzam Ali and Chota Babbar - all from Pakistan. A few days back, some villagers of Gambhir area in Manjakot, Rajouri found a bullet-riddled body bearing injury marks from Dhok in Gambhir area of Manjakot, Rajouri, on 13 August. They informed the Manjakot police. Later, the body was identified as that of Usman alias Bomber Khan of Doda. The post-mortem report revealed that Usman died of bullet wounds and he was fired from close range. His body bore torture marks and his bones were fractured. Since no encounter in the adjoining area took place in the past few days, the police and investigating authorities were at their wits end as to the circumstances under which Usman had died. Questioning of some local villagers revealed the barbarism unleashed by the foreign militants. The disclosure was startling. Three foreign militants used to sexually abuse a local girl Shaheen, daughter of Munir Hussain. When they used to rape her at gunpoint Usman was made to stand outside. Usman one day tried to resist. The three ultras took him to a forest, tortured him for three days before killing him.


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