Ummer Fayaz, a young man of 22 attending his cousin’s marriage was kidnapped and killed.
The officer was on leave and had gone to attend the wedding of his maternal uncle’s daughter when he was abducted around 10 pm Tuesday.
Following a search operation by the army, their bodies were fished out, he said, adding that they were identified as Sepoy Vinod and Havaldar Anshul.
Four soldiers injured, one civilian driver killed in attack
On Thursday morning, students from Boys Higher Secondary School and Degree College in Sopore started raising ‘Azadi’ slogans on their campuses, said locals.
‘Summer months started, terrorists trying to infiltrate’
Farooq Abdullah said the only way to end the crisis is to hold talks between the two countries.
The attack came hours after a joint operation was conducted by the Army, CRPF and state police to flush out hiding militants in Shopian.
Vice Chief of Army Staff Sarath Chand on Tuesday had said the army will respond to the dastardly act at “a time and place of its choosing”.
“The denial itself carries no credibility. This can’t happen without protection/participation/actual indulgence of the Army (Pak Army) itself,” said Arun Jaitley.
In a statement, Pakistan Army said the “Indian counterpart was told that there has been no CFV (ceasefire violation) or crossing of Line of Control by Pakistani troops from Pakistan side nor mutilation of Indian soldiers’ bodies.”
CM seeks police report, Army probes video; 3 held for assault on CRPF men.
The videos expose the dismal state of affairs in the Armed force and the hardships our soldiers face everyday due to the “corrupt practices” of their own officers.
Reacting to the incident, the Army said retribution will be heavy for this cowardly act.
The wind storm, which continued for over half-an-hour, also plunged the Valley including summer capital Srinagar into darkness.