November 2018 News

Video Of Teenage Boy's Killing Sends Shock Waves Across Kashmir

16 November 2018
The Tribune
Suhail A Shah

Anantnag: Militants on Friday evening released a bone chilling video of the killing of an 18-year-old student from Shopian, hours after his bullet-riddled body was found in Pulwama district. The video has gone viral over social media in the Kashmir Valley. Nadeem Manzoor Dar, a resident of Safnagri village in Shopian district, was abducted on Thursday evening by militants from his home. Following gunshots, locals had found his body in Nikloora village of Pulwama district, late on Thursday evening and then it was retrieved by a team of security forces from the area. Nadeem had recently appeared in his Class 12 examination and was awaiting his results. 'The militants came to his house twice during the day but he escaped. He returned in the evening and so did militants, this time to nab him,' a local source said. Less than twelve hours after the killing, the video of the act has surfaced over social media in the Valley. A terrified Nadeem can be seen sitting with his back to the militants, who urge him to speak assuring him that they were not going to kill him. The militants are not visible in the video but can be heard. As Nadeem apologises for unknown reasons, the angry militants ask, 'What had our Abrar and Soban done to you.' They, however, do not wait for an answer and shoot Nadeem multiple times. The video has sent shockwaves across Kashmir for this is the first time ever that the militants have released such a video. A senior police official from south Kashmir told The Tribune that the veracity of the video was being ascertained. 'It looks like that the video has been apparently released to create fear among the masses. But it will be too early to comment. Let us investigate the video first,' the official said.