Suspected militants kill army’s porter in Kupwara


Srinagar: Suspected militants today morning killed a 20-year old boy in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district.
Police said that Liyaqat Ali was shot dead in the forest area of Waderbala Handwara, nearly 95 km north of Srinagar.
A senior policeman has said that the boy was abducted. “He was kidnapped Tuesday night from Watsar village where he had gone to meet his sister.” A probe has been launched to investigate the murder,” the agency reported the official as saying.
The boy, according to sources, was working as a porter for Army’s 21 RR for the last one year. He was also the nephew of Muhammad Abdullah Chetwal whose PSO was killed by gunmen at Narbal Srinagar on Monday.
“He was kidnapped by some people and did not come back by yesterday evening. We heard some gun shots in the wee hours from a nearby forest and later a local unit of RR informed them that Liyaqat was shot dead,” sources confirmed.

Army killed my husband: says porter’s wife
Handwara: Haleema Bano, the wife of an Army porter Wednesday alleged that Army is directly responsible for the killing of her husband. Shortly after Army informed her that the dead body of her husband Liyakat Ali Joo was found in the forest, she said that it were not militants but the Indian Army that have killed her husband.
“I can tell you with authority that Army has killed my husband. My husband was working for 21 RR as porter and I know it well that he has been killed by army and not by militants,” Haleema Bano said.
She said that Army on Wednesday morning informed her that the body of her husband Liyakat Ali Joo has been found in the forest. “I am telling you that my husband has been killed by Army. They can go to any extent to defame militants,” she said.
 The relatives of the deceased army porter refused to comment on the issue. “We don’t know anything about the issue,” they said.
 The body of Liyaqat Ali Joo working as an Army porter was found in the Wadar Payeen forests of Handwara town on Wednesday morning. The deceased is survived by her pregnant wife and a year old son.













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