Aurangzeb, rifleman of 44 Rashtriya Rifles was abducted and killed in the Pulwama of Jammu and Kashmir by terrorists this Thurday. The brave man was on leave and was leaving for home on the occasion of Eid.
He was travelling in a private vehicle when the terrorists of the Hizbul Mujahideen group abducted him on gunpoint, tortured and later killed him. His bullet ridden body was recovered hours later. ‘He was shot in the head and in the neck’, an army person reported.
A last video of Aurangzeb has been released by the terrorist group questioning him about his relations with Major Rohit Shukla who had killed down Hizbul Mujahideen commander Sameer Tiger. Sameer Tiger was killed by Major Shukla in the very next 24 hours after a video was released of Sameer challenging Major Shukla to come face to face. Aurangzeb was a very close friend of Major Shukla, and was also involved in his encounter.
Aurangzeb’s father has given an ultimatum to the govt. to clear out the valley off the militants in the next 72 hours, and that the policy of the govt has miserably failed in ensuring the safety of the army personnels on leave.
His father stated he could hear terrorists taking him out of the vehicle for more than 10 minutes before it got disconnected, because of the clever act Aurangzeb did by re-dialing the most recent number in his phone.
In a video, he said, we celebrate Eid together always but this time it will not happen”.
He hailed from a village Salani in Poonch, J&K. The 24 Aurangzeb joined army in 2012, while he has a brother also in the army, posted in Pune. His younger brother is also set to join the army and cleared physical and medical tests.
Aurangzeb was posted in 44 Rashtriya Rifles camp at Shadimarg in Shopian. 44 Rashtriya Rifles has taken down 19 terrorists in its area of operations, most by any Indian army unit this year. The reason of his abduction and killing is only that he was in 44 RR, one of the most furious unit of Indian army.
Other major success operations include killing of five terrorists in May, including Hizbul Commander Saddam Paddar, while Sameer Tiger was killed on April 30th.
In a solemn ceremony at Badamibagh Cantonment in Srinagar, Lt Gen AK Bhatt, Chinar corps commander and all ranks, paid homage to the martyrs on behalf of a proud nation, an official added. Representatives from other security agencies also joined in paying their last respects to the jawans, the official said. The Army stands in solidarity with the family of the martyr and remains committed to their dignity and well being.