A Border Security Forces (BSF) jawan was killed by militants at his residence in Hajin, Bandipora district of Jammu and Kashmir, on Wednesday evening. BSF jawan Md Ramzan Parray was unarmed when a group of militants broke into his house and tried to abduct him. On facing resistance from the family members of the jawan who were at the time present at home, terrorists opened fire on the jawan and his family members. Ramzan died on the spot after being shot at and four of his family members were left critically injured in the attack.

 32-year-old Ramzan Parray had come home on a vacation and was a serving constable with the 73rd battalion of the BSF. According to police, “the Jawan died immediately and injured family members were taken to a local hospital for treatment.”

Deputy General of Jammu and Kashmir police SP Vaid criticized the “inhumane and barbaric” incident and said the militants will be tracked and punished. Militants broke into Ramzan’s house and tried to forcefully drag him out, on being resisted in their actions they resorted to open firing on the deceased and his family members, confirmed Vaid. “Three to four militants barged into the jawan’s home and dragged him out, “When they resisted, the attackers opened fire, fatally injuring Parray. He died later.”

BSF released a statement on Twitter calling the incident ‘cowardly’, “Prahari Pariwar stands by the family of one of our member Constable Md Ramzan who was cowardly killed by terrorists today. He was on leave,” read BSF’s post on their official handle.

The incident has come to light days after Indian top diplomats had shamed Pakistan at the UN General Assembly, for the killing of Lt Ummer Fayaz Parray who was killed in a similar manner after being abducted from a marriage ceremony in his hometown while unarmed.

Four of the family members injured, included Ramzan’s father, aunt and two of his brothers who were there with him when the attack took place. All 4 are currently battling for their lives in a local hospital after getting grievously injured in the firing.

First Published | 28 September 2017 7:02 AM
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