23 year old youth tortured and killed by militants in Hajin Bandipora

Body of a youth recovered in Hajin

On the first day of Holy month of Ramzan, dead body of a 23-year-old youth was recovered  from an orchard in Hajin area of north Kashmir’s Bandipora district on Thursday.Militants yesterday night abducted a person Hilal Ahmad Parray from Hajin area of Bandipora District who was later found dead in a nursery at a nearby locality.

In the intervening night of 16 & 17 May, three to four Pakistan based militants assisted by a local militant Saleem Parray affiliated with the outlawed militant organization LeT forcefully barged inside the house of Abdul Rashid Parray at Parrey Mohalla in Hajin and then abducted his son Hilal Ahmad Parray.

As per the details provided by Abdul Rashid Parray, it was 1130pm when militants appeared at their house and one of the militants believed to be Saleem whose face was covered and was speaking Kashmiri took their son Hilal along. Family members had made attempts to resist the abduction of Hilal but the militants had beaten them ruthlessly and forcibly taken away Hilal.

Later in the wee hours of morning today, the dead body of Hilal was recovered from the nursery at Shakur Din Mohalla. Body of Hilal bore the visible torture and strangulation marks.
Police has launched the investigation in this case.

Militants have been continuously killing the youth in this area for the last a couple of months now after dubbing them as ‘informers’.