August 2007 News

Another Civilian Killed In Rajouri

18 August 2007
The Daily Excelsior

Rajouri: Another civilian was today killed by the militants in Kandi area of this district while a police constable, who was injured in an encounter with militants at Gursai, Mendhar in Poonch district on August 12 evening, succumbed to his injuries in Government Medical College hospital this evening. Official sources said police recovered dead body of a kidnapped civilian Mohd Asif son of Hassan Mohd R-o Kandi, a retired Forest Guard from Dakhan Wali dhok in Kandi area of Rajouri district this morning. The hostage had been beheaded and his eyes chopped off, sources said. Asif's son was a police constable. Two civilians, Mohd Yasin and Abdur Razzak, who were kidnapped by the militants yesterday from Gabbar dhok in Koteranka area of Rajouri, reached their houses safely this morning. Mohd Rashid, who was also kidnapped with them, was killed. All three had gone for grazing of cattle in Gabbar dhok. While Razzak managed to escape from captivity of the militants, Yasin was freed, sources said. Meanwhile, police constable, Bilal Ahmed of Bijbehara, Anantnag, who was injured in an encounter with the militants while fighting bravely at Gursai, Mendhar on August 12 evening, breathed his last in the GMC today. His body was sent to his home town this evening and will be buried with full police honours.


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