November 2007 News

Civilian beheaded in Rajouri

21 November 2007
The Daily Excelsior

Srinagar: A civilian was beheaded by the militants at Lalu Khetar in Taryath area of Budhal in this district last evening. He has been identified as Mohd Yusuf, a resident of village Bassi in Reasi district. Bassi and Taryath are on the border of Rajouri-Reasi districts. Police said Mohd Yusuf was kidnapped by the militants on November 15 from village Bassi. His headless body was recovered by police last night and handed over to his family. Earlier, the militants had torched the house of Mohd Yusuf, who was working as a porter with security forces. Security forces and police today busted a hide-out of the militants at Beda Dhok in Gambhir Mugalan area near Harni under the jurisdiction of Gursai police station in Poonch district and recovered one AK rifle, two magazines, 32 rounds and one UBGL grenade. No arrests were made from the hide-out, sources said.


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