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Rajouri-Shopian case: Minor’s father in Saudi, doesn’t know about son’s disappearance, alleged killing

Srinagar: Father of the missing and presumed dead minor youth from Rajouri is unaware of what has befallen his family as he is working as a labourer in Saudi Arabia, the family said on Tuesday. Abrar Ahmad Khan (17) son of Bagga Khan, his brother-in-law Abrar Ahmad (25) son of Mohammad Yusuf, and their relative Imtiyaz Ahmad (20) son of Sabr Hussain, all residents of Peeri, Kotranka in Rajouri district, are missing since July 17 evening after they had gone to Shopian to work as labourers. On July 18 morning, police and army claimed to have killed three unidentified militants in an encounter in the Amshipora area of the southern Kashmir district. The family thought that the trio had been quarantined by the authorities since they travelled from a Jammu district to Kashmir, and as such didn’t report them missing even after not being able to reach them. However, 24...