Woman shot point-blank in J&K, video posted on social media
Onlookers outside a house that was damaged in a gun battle between suspected militants and security forces in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district on February 1, 2019. | Photo Credit: Special Arrangement
The video, which shows the victim, Ishrat Muneer, pleading for her life with folded hands, had been downloaded by hundreds of social media accounts across Jammu and Kashmir.
Suspected Islamist militants recorded a chilling video of the shooting of a 25-year-old woman, whose body was found in south Kashmir’s Shopian on Friday. Separately, security forces killed two Jaish-e-Muhammad (JeM) militants in a night-long operation in Pulwama.
The woman’s killers had shot the video with the intention to circulate it on social media platforms, said a police spokesman, who spoke on the condition of anonymity.
The video, which shows the victim pleading for her life with folded hands, had been downloaded by hundreds of social media accounts across the State. The 10-second video also shows two bullets being pumped into the woman from a close range, after which she is shown lying dead on the ground.
The victim was identified as Ishrat Muneer, daughter of Muneer Ahmad Dar, a resident of Pulwama’s Dangerpora. Ms. Muneer is a cousin of slain Al-Badr commander Zeenat-ul-Islam, who was killed in an operation in Kulgam’s Katpora area on January 12 along with his associates.
Meanwhile, the two JeM militants were killed in an exchange of fire on Thursday night. A house was also damaged in the encounter, and ammunition were also recovered, police said.
SRI NAGAR: A 25-year-old woman, a cousin of slain militant commander Zeenat-ul-Islam, was shot dead on Friday in south Kashmir’s Shopian district by militants, who made a video of her killing and circulated it on social media, while in Pulwama district, two militants of Jaish-e-Mohammad were killed in a gunfight with security forces.
A police official said militants abducted Ishrat Muneer Bhat from Dangerpora area of Pulwama and later shot her dead in village Dragad in Zainapora area of Shopian district. The militants also made a video of her killing and circulated it on social media.In the video, a militant, who is not visible, fires two gun shots towards the woman from close range, causing her death on the spot.
The deceased woman was a cousin of slain Albadar commander-in-chief Zeenat-ul-Islam. Zeenat, who was one of the most wanted militants, was killed in an encounter with security forces last month.
A police official said police had registered a case and begun investigation to nab the culprits.
Meanwhile, a gunfight broke out between militants and security forces in Drabgam area of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district in the early hours of Friday when a joint party of police, CRPF and Army personnel was laying a siege around the area to track down a group of militants hiding there. The exchange of gunfire continued for at least four hours, during which two local Jaish-e-Mohammad militants were killed.
CRPF jawan injured
A CRPF jawan was injured after militants lobbed a grenade towards a CRPF patrol party at Namtahal area of Chadoora in central Kashmir’s Budgam district in the evening.