Lieutenant Ummer Fayaz was abducted and killed by Hizbul Mujahideen operatives on May 9, 2017 in Shopian district of Kashmir. Ummer was born on June 8, 1994. He had joined the National Defence Academy from where he was inducted into the army in December 2016. He was posted in Akhnoor with 2 Rajputana Rifles. For his first leave since his posting, he had come home to attend a relative's wedding. The terrorists abducted him from the wedding and his body
was found on May 10, 2017 in another village.