The Army on Friday, 14 June, paid floral tribute to rifleman Aurangzeb who was abducted and later killed by militants in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday.
A tribute was also paid to rifleman Manvendra Singh who lost his life during an operation in Panar forests in Bandipora district in which two militants were killed.
The Army paid befitting tribute to two of its comrades, who made the supreme sacrifice on 14 June 2018 in the Kashmir Valley, an Army official told PTI.
Aurangzeb’s Kin Mourn His Death in Poonch
First Abducted, Then Killed
"Aurangzeb sustained multiple bullet injuries in a dastardly act wherein he was kidnapped and killed by the terrorists in Gasu village of Pulwama enroute to his home on leave to celebrate Eid with his family,” the official said.
Hailing from village Salani in Poonch, Jammu and Kashmir, 24-year-old Aurangzeb joined the Army in 2012. He is survived by his wife, parents and three brothers, the official said. Aurangzeb belonged to 4 Jammu and Kashmir Light Infantry and was posted at the 44 Rashtriya Rifles camp at Shadimarg in Shopian.
Singh (30) had joined the Army in 2008 and hailed from village Kabiltha in Rudraprayag, Uttrakhand. He is survived by his wife, a daughter and a son.
In this hour of grief, the Army stands in solidarity with the bereaved families of the martyrs and remains committed to their dignity and well being, the official said.
Video Shot Before Killing of Aurangzeb Circulated on Social Media
A video of rifleman Aurangzeb, understood to have been shot moments before his killing, surfaced in which he was seen being interrogated by the militants about encounters in which he had participated.
Aurangzeb, who was in blue jeans and t-shirt was being asked by suspected Hizbul Mujahideen militants about his duties, posting and encounters in which he participated in 1.15 minutes video probably shot in a forest area.
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