Militants kill policewoman in Kashmir’s Shopian district 

Team Suno Neta Monday 18th of March 2019 10:48 AM
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New Delhi: Militants killed a woman special police officer in Kashmir’s Shopian, on Saturday. Two unidentified men entered the house of Manzoor Ahmad Bhat in Vehil village, Shopian, and pumped bullets into his daughter, Khushboo Jan.

Khushboo Jan was working as an SPO of Jammu & Kashmir Police for three years and her killing was marked the first killing of a woman police official in the valley in the recent past.

In a statement, the J&K Police said, “Terrorists today fired on a policewoman Khushboo Jan at her village in Vehil area of Shopian district. She sustained critical injuries and was evacuated to a hospital where she succumbed. We condemn this gruesome terror act and stand by her family at this critical juncture.”

The Army, J&K Police Special Operation Group and the CRPF cordoned off the area and launched a hunt to nab Jan’s killers.

Bhat said that his daughter took the job of SPO because of the bad economic condition and added, “In the 2016 unrest, there were clashes outside our home. While security forces were running after protesters, they entered our home and had water from a tap in our lawn. The protesters were angry that we offered them water, and they torched our house and left us with nothing.”

Militants had targeted SPOs who were believed to keep track of militants and acted as informers for security agencies, last year. However, Haseena, Khusboo’s mother, said no militant had ever threatened her daughter.

She also said, “I have just one regret – those who killed my daughter didn’t tell me what her fault was. If she was involved in anything, they should have warned her first. We don’t know why my daughter was killed.”




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