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Indian army’s VDC member kills civilian in Rajouri

Srinagar, December 21, 2015 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, Indian army-patronized Village Defence Committee (VDC) member martyred a civilian in Rajouri district. According to Kashmir Media Service, the 26-year-old civilian, Ishtiaq Ahmed, was killed by VDC member, Kewal Sharma, at Potha in Kalakote area of the district, a police officer said, adding that locals apprehended the culprit and handed him over to the police.

The police have confiscated his rifle and registered a case the culprit. “Kewal has been indulging in anti-social activities and despite being a VDC member, he is also a distributor of CAPD department who has been caught several times illegally selling the ration to private dealers,” Rashid Chowdhary, uncle of the victim, said.

He said Ishtiaq had started a movement in the area against the miscreant, who in the past had threatened him of dire consequences. “Under a well-planned conspiracy, last evening Kewal called Ishtiaq along with his mother to make a list of the ration beneficiaries of the area and shot him in the head,” Rashid said. Irked over the killing of Ishtiaq, locals held a protest in the area and blocked the Rajouri-Poonch highway demanding action against the culprit.

For more information, contact:
Kashmir Media Service
Email: info@kmsnews.org
Phone: 92-51-4435548, 4435549
Fax: 92-51-4861736

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