MUZAFFARABAD: On Wednesday night, a villager from Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) lost his life after an Indian sniper shot him from across the restive Line of Control (LoC) when he was on a motorbike going home, officials said.
Deputy Commissioner Bhimber Qaiser Aurangzeb told Dharti News by telephone that Chaudhry Ansar Mahmood, said to be in his mid-thirties, was about to enter his home in Gohra Mehri hamlet when he fell victim to the savagery of some trigger-happy soldier at an Indian post, located a stone’s throw from the spot.
Read Also: Fertiliser industry demands tax exemptions
The hamlet of Gohra Mehri is part of the revenue village of Kahanwaliyan in Bhimber district’s Samahni subdivision. The military refers to this region as a sector of Baghsar.
“A single bullet struck him, piercing the right side of his body through the ribs,” said DC Aurangzeb.
He added that a group of undaunted villagers took the survivor to the nearest health facility in Bandala, but due to heavy blood loss, he did not survive.
It was said that the deceased was the elder son of his parents and the father of three daughters. His funeral was to be held on Thursday at 1 pm.AJK
In a tweet, Inter-Services Public Relations reported Mr. Mahmood’s martyrdom because of the Indian Army’s unprovoked ceasefire violation in the Baghsar sector.”