Srinagar: A bullet-riddled body was recovered in Pulwama district of south Kashmir on Monday morning.
Reports said the bullet-ridden body of 24-year-old Gulzar Ahmad Bhat son of Abdul Gani Bhat was recovered from a field in Bunpora Murran village of Pulwama.
Muran and its adjoining villages have seen a massive spurt in new age militancy that remains extremely popular among local youths. As a result of which, security forces pay their sources for information that leads to militants. In fact, they keep their "eyes and ears" thoroughly in every nook and corner of the village of the valley trouble south. When Gulzar entered into the area without the knowledge what would happen next into his life, suspected militants appeared few hundred meters away from his house and forcibly took him to a nearby apple orchard. At 9:30 pm sounds of bullets firing sprung into the air.
According to police, the suspected militant killed Gulzar based on the rumours that he is an informer of the armed forces.
Gulzar Ahmad Bhat was a pharmacist and was working at his cousin's drug store in Bijbehara area. After spending a few weeks there, he returned back to his home in Muran to meet his parents. At 4:30 Pm on the same day, Gulzar went out to meet his friends at a nearby ground which is a popular hangout point for village boys.
Police sources said that Gulzar bullet-riddled body was recovered from a nearby field. Meanwhile, police have registered the case and investigation has been carried out. It has been reported that local terrorist Zahoor Thokar and Showkat Dar of Hijbul Mujahideen outfit has been allegedly involved in this killing.
The Body of the deceased has been handed over to the family for carrying their last rites.