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Kashmiri Army officer, killed by terrorists in Shopian, laid to rest; Army to bring perpetrators to justice

Umar Fayaz was a resident of Kulgam district and had joined Army six months back.
Srinagar: Umar Fayaz, the Army officer who was earlier Wednesday found killed in south Kashmir, has been laid to rest.
The body of the 22-year-old Lieutenant rank officer was found with bullet wounds in Hermain area of the Shopian district, police said.
Fayaz was a resident of Kulgam district and had joined Army six months back.
Police said the officer had gone to Shopian to attend the marriage function of a relative.
News agency ANI has cited reports as saying that he was abducted by terrorists yesterday.
An Army official here said they have received an input and are verifying the circumstances in which the officer was found dead.
An advisory was earlier issued by the state police asking its personnel not to visit ancestral homes, especially in south Kashmir areas till it was withdrawn.
There has been a spike in militant activities in most districts of south Kashmir including, Pulwama, Shopian, Anantnag, and Kulgam.

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