Police officer shot dead in Pampore

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His body was found in paddy fields near his home: Police; Killers must let us know why he was killed if he has never harmed anyone, says family

Srinagar, Jun 18: A police officer was shot dead by militants near his residence in Pampore area of South Kashmir’s Pulwama district, Police said Saturday.

An official told news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO), that body of police sub inspector was found in paddy fields of his native village in Samboora, Pampore.

He identified him as Farooq Ahmad Mir son of Ab Gani Mir resident of Samboora Pampore who was posted as OSI at 23 Bn IRP at Lethpora Pampore.

Police said that preliminary revealed he had left his home for work in his paddy fields, where he was shot dead militants by using a pistol.

“Body of Farooq Ahmed Mir of Samboora, who was posted in IRP 23 BN was found in paddy fields near his home. Preliminary #investigation reveals that he had left his home for work in his paddy fields yesterday in the evening, where he was shot dead by militants using a pistol,” Kashmir Police Zone tweeted.

Meanwhile, the family members and relatives of slain officers said that Farooq left his home on Friday evening to nearby paddy fields to irrigate them.

They said that at 8 30 p.m, he, received call and talked to his family, however, after that he didn’t receive repeated calls.

“At around 1 am, we called one of his friend and told him to accompany us as he (Farooq) hasn’t returned home nor was he picking calls. When we reached there we found him in a pool of blood,” they said.

They said Farooq didn’t harmed anyone during his service and killers must “let us know why he was killed and what the crime of Farooq was.”

They demanded that matter must be investigated and killers must be booked and punished. It is pertinent to mention here that Farooq is survived by two daughters, one son besides wife and elderly father—(KNO)