Terrorists Kill 3-yr-old In J&K

23 July 2009
The Times of India


Srinagar: Seen as part of the sudden spurt in militant violence in Shopian, the scene of violent street protests after the rape and murder of two women in May, terrorists killed a civilian and his three-year-old son late on Wednesday. A police officer said the two - Mohammed Aslam Awan and Arif Ahmad Awan - were killed after militants fired indiscriminately at them after barging into their house at Pahlipora Denaroo village. ‘‘They were shifted to a local hospital, where doctors declared them dead,’’ he said. He said the bodies were handed over to their kin after postmortem and other legal formalities. ‘‘We’ve registered a case and the investigations are on.’’