The killing comes just a few days after India had cited the cold-blooded murder of an army officer from Kashmir, Lt Ummer Fayaz, at the United Nations General Assembly as an example of the kind of terrorism emanating from Pakistan. “This is a true picture. It portrays a harsh and tragic reality,” an Indian diplomat had told the UN body, holding the 22-year-old officer’s photograph.
The army officer’s family had hoped the terrorists would let him go and didn’t report the abduction to the police. The army officer’s body was found the next day around 30 km from his village, with bullets in his head and abdomen.