Militants killed an unarmed Army officer on leave after kidnapping him in south Kashmir’s volatile Shopian district and it is time to attack fire with fire. In a dastardly act, terrorists abducted and killed a young unarmed officer who had come on leave to his native place in Kulgam district. Lt. Ummer Fyaz was on a holiday and never felt that the impending danger will come in the form of kidnap and then murder. The officer had gone to attend the wedding of the daughter of his maternal uncle at Batapura area and met with his fate. A hockey and volleyball player, Fyaz has a good academic record and he was posted to Rajputna Rifles in Akhnoor sector of Jammu and Kashmir. The end came in a sad note and raises eye brows that attack is the best form of defence if this killing and mutilation go unabated in the valley in the name of militancy.
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