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Rukhsana being shifted to Delhi

india Updated: Nov 03, 2009 15:10 IST

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Rukhsana Kausar, the 19-year-old girl who killed a Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) commander in September in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri district, is being shifted to Delhi for security reasons, following an attack on her house, officials said on Sunday.

Official sources said that Rukhsana will be shifted to Delhi by Monday, where she would be lodged at a safe place, as the threat to her life has grown manifold.

The police had intercepted a conversation between militants where they spoke of eliminating Rukhsana and her family. This was followed by a rifle grenade-attack on her house Friday night.

Though no loss was reported in Friday night's attack, the police did not rule out further attacks or the militants trying to seek her in Rajouri, the town where she was shifted after she killed the LeT commander Abu Osama on Sep 27.

"At this point in time, I can tell you that Rukhsana is being shifted to Delhi," a police official said, and added: "I cannot give you any other detail."

Rukhsana was widely praised by the national media for her act of bravery of taking on militants and killing one of them and injuring two others, with the help of her younger brother Aijaz. She has figured on top of the hit list of the terrorist outfit, sources said.

Rukhsana may also be taken to Mumbai, where she would be honoured at a function Nov 26, the first anniversary of the terrorist assault on the financial capital of India.