Jammu and Kashmir: BSF constable dragged out of his home, shot dead by militants

J&K Director General of Police S P Vaid said: “Three to four militants came to the BSF constable’s residence and started shooting. He was dragged out of his house and shot.”

Written by Bashaarat Masood | Srinagar | Updated: September 28, 2017 10:31 am
BSF, BSF jawan killed, Bandipora, militants kill BSF jawan, Militants kill BSF constable, Jammu and Kashmir news, BSF soldier killed in jammu and Kashmir, BSF soldier killed news, Jammu and Kashmir news, latest news, India news Jammu and Kashmir: A BSF statement said: “Constable Rameez Ahmad Parray, a serving BSF personnel of 73 Battalion, who was on leave has been cowardly killed by terrorists today.” (Representational image)

In what appeared to be a targeted killing, BSF constable Rameez Parray, who had returned home for a holiday, was dragged out of his house and shot dead by suspected militants Wednesday. The incident took place in Hajin in Bandipore district of Jammu and Kashmir. Police said three members of Parray’s family were also injured in the attack. J&K Director General of Police S P Vaid said: “Three to four militants came to the BSF constable’s residence and started shooting. He was dragged out of his house and shot.”

Parray, 33, died on the spot. Three of his family were taken to a Srinagar hospital with injuries. “Constable Rameez Ahmad Parray, a serving BSF personnel of 73 Battalion, who was on leave has been cowardly killed by terrorists today,” a BSF statement said.

A large number of Kashmiri youth, especially from the frontier and rural areas, serve in the Army and paramilitary forces. For long, they were not targeted by Valley militants. But that seems to have changed.

In May this year, Lieutenant Ummer Fayaz, a young Kashmiri Army officer, was abducted while on leave and shot dead by militants in Shopian where he had gone to attend a family wedding. Commissioned in the Army last December, he was abducted from Batpora Matribug in Shopian. His bullet-riddled body was found near a bus stand in Harmain village the next morning.

In June, Mohammad Ayub Pandith, a Deputy Superintendent of Jammu and Kashmir Police, was lynched by a mob in the compound of Srinagar’s Jamia Masjid where people had gathered to observe Shab-e-Qadr (Night of Power). The police officer lived at Nowpora, barely a kilometre from the Jamia Masjid. He was on duty near the entrance of Jamia Masjid when he was identified as a police officer and attacked.

On the killing of the BSF constable, police sources said it was not clear which militant outfit had carried out the attack. Hajin does have a strong presence of Lashkar-e-Toiba cadre and is turning out to be a new militant stronghold in north Kashmir, sources said.

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    santosh
    Sep 28, 2017 at 6:53 pm
    Thanks I-express to put it in-front of nation. You showed true spirit of democracy's 4th pillar. Paid news media yet to read this news but anyways it will not make any difference coz they will think that it is freedom of expression. Please enable whats-app share so that news can be passed on to unpaid(who may have hope to get something for free) trp generators of paid media.
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      HOMER
      Sep 28, 2017 at 5:15 pm
      Looks like the financed Animals are getting desperate to prove they are worth the 1000rs they get for killing! Soon sons will kill fathers for money. Arabs pay 100,000 to Pakistan, pakis pay 50,000 to jihdis, jihadis pay 10,000 to mullahs, mullahs pay gang leaders 5000 who find some unemployed miscreant and pay him 1000 to kill! But Arabs are in trouble and soon the money they send will reduce. What will the traitors do then? Even America is stopping feeding dogs
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        ASHOK KUMAR
        Sep 28, 2017 at 3:32 pm
        Ek ke badle das layunga.....125 crore janta ko bewaqoof banayunga.........videshon mein mauj udaunga....aur aapko 80 ka liter petrol dilayunga......
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          santosh
          Sep 28, 2017 at 6:59 pm
          125 crore to bewaqoof naahi hai.... kuch hai jinhe aapne free ke fayde ke alawa kuch naahi soozta... bharat jaag raha hai loriya gaana band karo warna jaab puri neend se 2019 mein 125 crore - pappu pagal jaagenge to muh pe khao ge
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          rana
          Sep 28, 2017 at 3:31 pm
          It is a crime against humanity to be bringing up your child on Mohamed and koran.
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            rana
            Sep 28, 2017 at 3:27 pm
            Mohamed followers do this every day. In Nigeria today, they killed 16 refugees standing in a food line with a suicide bombing by a female Muslim
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