Srinagar, Jun 14: Suspected militants on Thursday abducted and later killed an army soldier from Pulwama district of South Kashmir.
A police officer said that the militants abducted the soldier namely Aurengzeb who was travelling in a passenger vehicle.
“Today morning at about 9 am Armymen from 44 RR camp at Shadimarg, Pulwama stopped a private vehicle and asked the driver to drop the soldier in Shopian. When the vehicle reached near Kalampora, militants came in front of the vehicle and abducted the army man,” he said.
Aurenzab, a resident of Poonch was presently posted at Shadimarg army camp was on way to his home town when the incident occurred.
Soon after, government forces launched a massive cordon-and-search-operation at Drabgam to trace out the soldier.
Official sources said that a joint team of army’s 44 RR, SOG and CRPF cordoned off Drabgam village in a bid to find out the missing soldier.
Later the Bullet-riddled body of the soldier was recovered from Goosu village of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district.
Official sources said that the body of the bullet-riddled soldier was recovered late Thursday evening from the Goosu village.
A police officer also confirmed that the body of the soldier was recovered.
The soldier, believed to be very close to Major Shukla of 44 RR, who was injured in an encounter that saw the killing of the Hizb commander Sameer Tiger on April 30 this year, was abducted at Kalampora village of the district.