SRINAGAR: The body of the Kashmiri Police officer who has been missing since Friday evening was found in the fields on Saturday morning. Police suspect Farooq Ahmad Mir, a J&K Police sub-inspector, was kidnapped and killed by the terrorists, who are attacking off-duty police officers in a targeted killing.
Kashmir Zone Police, in a tweet, said preliminary investigation revealed that the fallen police officer had left his home for work in his paddy fields yesterday evening, where he was shot dead by terrorists using a pistol.
“Dead body of Farooq Ah Mir of Samboora Si(M) posted in IRP 23 BN was found in paddy fields near his home. Preliminary investigation reveals that he had left his home for work in his paddy fields yesterday in the evening, where he was shot dead by terrorists using a pistol (sic),” Kashmir Zone Police tweeted.
The slain officer was posted in the Indian Reserve Police battalion of the Jammu and Kashmir police.
Police said that Mir left his home for his paddy fields in his native village of Samboora in Pampore on Friday evening. On Saturday morning, the villagers spotted his body in the fields and informed the cops.
A police team reached the spot and recovered the body. He had a bullet wound on his chest.
Mir is the ninth policeman to have been killed by terrorists this year. While two were killed during gunfights with terrorists, seven, mostly off-duty cops, have been killed in targeted attacks.