Kashmir: BSF jawan, home on vacation, dragged out and killed by militants

Updated on Sep 28, 2017 11:48 AM IST

Security forces have cordoned the area, and massive search operations are being conducted to nab the militants.

Ramzan Parray had returned home to north Kashmir on vacation(ANI Photo)
Ramzan Parray had returned home to north Kashmir on vacation(ANI Photo)
Hindustan Times, Srinagar | By

Unidentified gunmen killed Border Security Force (BSF) jawan Ramzan Parray at his residence in Hajin, Bandipora district, late on Wednesday evening. Three family members were also injured in the attack.

A police spokesperson confirmed the incident. “While the jawan was killed, the injured family members were shifted to a hospital for treatment,” he added.

Jammu and Kashmir deputy general of police SP Vaid said three to four militants barged into the BSF jawan’s home and dragged him out. “When they resisted, the attackers opened fire — fatally injuring Parray. He died later.”

Relatives wait for the body of BSF soldier Ramzan Parray, who was killed by militants late Wednesday night at his house in Hajin, Bandipora district, north of Srinagar. (Waseem Andrabi/HT Photo)
Relatives wait for the body of BSF soldier Ramzan Parray, who was killed by militants late Wednesday night at his house in Hajin, Bandipora district, north of Srinagar. (Waseem Andrabi/HT Photo)

According to Vaid, Parray had returned home to north Kashmir on vacation. “The militants accused Parray of being behind the cordon-and-search operation that took place in the area last night,” he added.

The BSF later released an official statement condemning the killing. “Constable Rameez Parrey, a BSF personnel who was on leave, was killed by terrorists in a cowardly manner today,” it said.

Security forces have cordoned the area, and massive search operations are being conducted to nab the militants.

An Army officer was abducted and killed by militants in south Kashmir’s Shopian in May this year.

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    Chief of bureau of HT at Srinagar, Toufiq has been covering the volatile state of Kashmir for the past seven years. Was working as special correspondent in Indian Express in New Delhi, covering health and wellness. Has done human interest stories from across the country for almost a decade.

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