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‘Won’t be forgotten’: Rahul Gandhi condemns killing of Kashmiri army officer

Lieutenant Umer Fayaz was allegedly killed by militants after being abducted from a relative’s house in south Kashmir.

india Updated: Jun 01, 2017 09:10 IST
Press Trust of India, New Delhi
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An army soldier pays tribute to their colleague Lt Ummer Fayaz in Kulgam, south of Srinagar.(Waseem Andrabi/HT Photo)

Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi said on Wednesday that those who tried to defeat what the slain army officer Ummer Fayaz stood for, would be themselves defeated.

Condoling the killing of Lt Ummer Fayaz by militants in Shopian of Kashmir, he said, “The entire nation shares the grief of Fayaz’s family, friends and colleagues. My heartfelt condolences.”

“His memory will never be forgotten. Those who tried to defeat what he stood for, will themselves be defeated,” he said on Twitter.

Lieutenant Ummer Fayaz (23) was on Tuesday night abducted by five to six militants from his relative’s house in south Kashmir’s Shopian where he was attending a wedding ceremony. His bullet-riddled body was found in Harmain area of Shopian on Wednesday morning, a police official said.

Hailing from Kulgam district, Fayaz, who studied at Navodaya Vidyalaya, a branch of government schools for gifted students, at Ashmuquam in South Kashmir, joined the army after being commissioned in December last year.

First Published: May 10, 2017 19:08 IST