Militants killed a 23-year-old Territorial Army jawan in Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir. The bullet ridden dead body of the soldier was found in an an orchard in Watmullah Keegam area of Shopian.
The martyred soldier, Irfan Ahmad Mir, was a resident of Sezan Keegam. He was abducted by the militants and was later killed. Army sources revealed that Mir was posted with the Engineering Regiment of the army at Gurez near the Line of Control.
The source also said that Mir had gone missing in his car since last evening and his body was found in the morning. The car was also spotted a kilometer away from his dead body.
Mir’s brutal murder has attracted a lot of condemnation and rage. Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti, took onto Twitter to express her condolences and condemn the cowardly action.
Strongly condemn the brutal killing of Irfan Ahmed ,a brave Territorial Army soldier at Shopian.
Such heinous acts will not weaken our resolve to establish peace and normalcy in the valley.
— Mehbooba Mufti (@MehboobaMufti) November 25, 2017
Former CM, Omar Abdullah, also condemned the killing.
The murder of young Irfan Dar is a very tragic & reprehensible act. My unqualified condemnation & heartfelt condolences to his family. https://t.co/fzwlInBjtg
— Omar Abdullah (@OmarAbdullah) November 25, 2017
Several other celebrities and public have been tweeting condemnation.
Irfan Ahmad Dar, an Indian Army soldier has been murdered in cold blood by Pak sponsored terrorists. He is 🙏🙏🙏SHAHEED🙏🙏🙏. May God grant peace to his soul & strength to his family to bear this terrible loss. His death will avenged soon. Jai Hind. https://t.co/QRkjMxIDdo
— Major Gaurav Arya (@majorgauravarya) November 25, 2017
Army Jawan Irfan Ahmad Dar was on vacation and was missing from yesterday. He was kidnapped by Terrorists, Bullet-riddled body found in #Shopian. 2 minutes silence for Kashmiriyat. Tum kitne Irfan maroge, har ghar se Irfan niklega. #RIP 😔
— Anshul Saxena (@AskAnshul) November 25, 2017
— Jagrati Shukla (@JagratiShukla29) November 25, 2017
Sep Irfan Ahmed Dar, #TerritorialArmy, the 23 yrs old on leave in #Shopian was shot dead in a dastardly act by terrorists. #RememberandNeverForget the braves like Lt Umar Fayaz & Sep Irfan who chose to serve the Nation but whose lives are cut short by cowardly terrorists 🇮🇳 pic.twitter.com/dTog5CwU3T
— Flags Of Honour (@FlagsOfHonour) November 25, 2017
Our 20s is a rich time for personal self-discovery,career building,but it’s a sad reality that Heroes like #UmerFayaz & Irfan Ahmad Dar has to give up their lives to Terrorism at such an age.#IndianArmy, don’t leave them, give each of them a taste of their own medicine. #Shopian pic.twitter.com/B6OmnxhORq
— Apolina De (@apolina_de) November 25, 2017
Let’s stand with the brave families of Kashmir, who are constantly fighting in against of #Hurriyat, #Terrorism, and Separatists.
Don’t forget #IrfanAhmedDar‘s martyrdom.
Now take a stand to save other Irfan, Gowhar and Umar.#IAmIrfan#Kashmir#Shopian pic.twitter.com/8fhUV6O759
— Khushboo (@khushboo_003) November 25, 2017
Tum Amar Ho … The Proud Nation Salutes your Martyrdom …. Jai Hind😢🙏🙏💐 pic.twitter.com/87G6E2ZEpA
— Mee Too (@metoosmrty) November 25, 2017
We express our heartfelt condolences to the family and pray for his soul. Rest in peace, brother. You served well and made your nation proud.