Umar Fayaz killed by terrorists: First leave becomes his last

Kashmir has lost a son: Army officer

Calling 22-year-old Kashmiri Army officer Lt. Ummer Fayaz’s killing a “cowardly act”, Rajputana Rifles Colonel, Lt. Gen. Abhay Krishna, on Wednesday said Kashmir has lost a son, and that people should come together to punish the perpetrators.

“Kashmir has lost its son and we have lost a very promising officer. I am sure the people of Kashmir will realise this. They will join hands and hit back at the perpetrators,” said Lt. Gen. Krishna, also the General Officer Commanding-in-Chief of the South Western Command.

He also called Lt. Ummer’s killing a watershed moment for Jammu and Kashmir, adding that the state’s people will turn the tide against terrorism.

“It is a tragic loss at the hands of the coward and barbaric perpetrators — the jihadi terrorists. He was an outstanding officer, an excellent sportsman,” Lt. Gen. Krishna said.

In a written statement earlier, the senior Army officer said the perpetrators of this heinous crime and dastardly act will not be spared.

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