Body of army jawan abducted by militants found in Pulwama: Police

The army jawan, who was picked up from Kalampora area in Pulwama, was proceeding on leave for Eid, officials said.

SRINAGAR: The bullet-riddled body of an army jawan, who was abducted by militants, was found in south Kashmir's Pulwama on Thursday, police said.

Rajouri resident Aurangzeb was posted in the militant stronghold of Shopian in south Kashmir. He was abducted from Kalampora area in Pulwama and was proceeding on leave for Eid, officials said earlier on Thursday.

He belongs to 4 Jammu and Kashmir Light Infantry and was posted with the 44 Rashtriya Rifles camp at Shadimarg in Shopian, they said.

At about 9 am on Thursday, army men from the unit stopped a car asking the driver to drop Aurangzeb in Shopian, officials said, recounting what had happened.

Militants stopped the vehicle as it approached Kalampora and abducted the jawan. Police are investigating the case. The Army is also conducting an inquiry into the incident, they said.


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