Lieutenant Ummer Fayaz’s killers identified; 6 terrorists from Lashkar-Hizb joint group involved
Srinagar, May 11: The terrorists who abducted and killed Lieutenant Ummer Fayaz Parry on Tuesday have been identified and it has been reported that the locals of the area too helped the police to identify the killers of the Army officer. As many as six terrorists were identified on Wednesday and it has been reported that the terrorists belong to Hizb-ul-Mujahideen and Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) groups. 22 year-old Fayaz Parry’s body was found with multiple bullet wounds in head and abdomen in Shopian district of south Kashmir. Fayaz was kidnapped from his home at around 10 PM by a group of terrorists. His body was found on Wednesday morning.
According to the reports, Fayaz was on leave and had gone to his home to attend the marriage ceremony of his cousin. Terrified, Fayaz’s family didn’t report the matter as they believed that he would be sent back home safely. “Umar had recently joined the Army and yesterday he had gone to attend a family function,” an officer said.
Army sources said that he had gone to his village unarmed. “He didn’t think twice about going to his village unarmed”, army sources said. “Young and full of life, the officer was just commissioned in December. The troops enjoyed being with him,” army sources said.
Stone pelting was reported at the funeral of martyr Lieutenant Ummer Fayaz. It was earlier reported that the locals pelted stones at the people who had gathered to pay their last respect to the martyr in Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir, it was later reported that stones were pelted after the gun of an Army man went off accidentally, triggering panic among the mourners.
Fayaz had been commissioned into the Indian Army on December 10, 2016 and was posted with a RAJRIF unit in Jammu and Kashmir’s Akhnoor sector. Fayaz was supposed to go for a Young Officers’ Course in Mhow in September 2017, army officials reported.
While many called the incident saddening while paying their respects to the martyr, Indian Army issued a statement saying that the Army salutes the brave-heart. The statement read: “Some unidentified terrorists yesterday abducted and then killed unarmed Army Officer Lieutenant Ummer Faiyaz, who had come on leave to his native place in Kulgam, south Kashmir to attend a marriage in his family. The Army salutes the brave-heart and stands by the bereaved family in this hour of tragedy and commits to bringing the perpetrators of this heinous act of terror to justice.”