[Reader-list] "LeT militant kills girl" (on Eid day)
kshmendra2005 at yahoo.com
Wed Sep 23 19:13:46 IST 2009
The report says "The murders appear to be a re-run of an incident in Swat valley in Pakistan ..."
It well might be. But there have been many such killings by the "Aazadi" supporters in J&K in the last two decades apart from the abduction of girls at gunpoint and forcing them into marriage.
"LeT militant kills girl"
Srinagar, September 21
Little did a 16-year-old girl know that her life will be snuffed out on the Id festival today for no fault of hers.
As the first rays of the sun shone in the valley, it was the last day of Dilshada who was killed by a LeT militant in her home for spurning his advances. The shocking incident took place in the Batpora-Akhaal area in Kanganarea, 40 km from here.
The police claimed that as per the initial probe, the militant, identified as Babar, had been stalking the girl and was pressurising her to marry him.
However, as soon as the news of her proposed engagement with a surrendered militant of Hizbul Mujahideen Dilwar Gaghi spread, the Lashker terrorist decided to take revenge and barged into the home of early morning killing on the spot.
The victim's sister - 14-year-old Rohee - who was hit in her right hand was injured in the attack.
The locality, which should have been buzzing with Id festivities, could only hear cries and wails as mourners poured into the residence of Abdul Ahad Khan to offer their condolences.
Earlier this year, Hizbul Mujahideen militants murdered a woman's husband Ejaz, mother Taja Begum and father-in-law in May in Mahore area, 120 km from Jammu. The fault of the groom was that he had married a girl whom a Hizb commander had wished to marry.
The murders appear to be a re-run of an incident in Swat valley in Pakistan, where Taliban militants brutally lashed a young girl in public after she refused to marry one of their members. — PTI
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