J&K

Video shot before killing of army trooper circulated on social media

Srinagar, June 15: A video of Army rifleman Aurangzeb, understood to have been shot moments before his killing, surfaced today in which he was seen being interrogated by the militants about encounters in which he had participated, officials said today.

Aurangzeb, who was in blue jeans and t-shirt was being asked by suspected militants about his duties, posting and encounters in which he participated in 1.15 minutes video probably shot in a forest area, they said.

The rifleman, who was close aide of Major Shukla, was abducted by militants at Kalampora in Pulwama yesterday morning when he was on his way home in Rajouri district for Eid celebrations.

His body was found by a team of police and Army at Gussu village, about 10 km away from Kalampora, in Pulwama district.

He was shot in his head and neck, police said.

Aurangzeb belonged to 4 Jammu and Kashmir Light Infantry and was posted at the 44 Rashtriya Rifles camp at Shadimarg in Shopian, they said.

At about 9 am, Army men from the unit stopped a car asking the driver to drop Aurangzeb in Shopian, officials said, recounting what had happened.

Militants stopped the vehicle as it approached Kalampora and abducted the trooper. (PTI)

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