Budgam, Mar 10 : The body of a missing soldier from Central Kashmir’s Budgam district was found at Labren village of the district, officials said Thursday.
As per the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO), Sameer Ahmed Malla, son of Muhammad Yaqoob Malla, a resident of Lokripora, a Territorial Army soldier was posted in Jammu and had come to his home on leave. His wife Rifat had delivered her second baby last week only. Sameer had left his house on March 7 and didn’t return.
His wife and parents had appealed all to allow Sameer return home for the sake of his two sons—a three-year-old and the newborn. However, on Thursday, a pall of gloom descended on his family when Sameer’s body was spotted at Labren-Dalwesh village of Khag area of the district.
As the news spread, hundreds of people including women flooded the house of Sameer amid wails and cries. Sameer’s family while talking to KNO on Wednesday had said that she will beg her husband to quit the army but if anybody has abducted him, they should release him. After hearing the news of her husband’s death, she yelled: “Who will take care of my two sons. What will I tell him.. O Sameer…” Amid cries and shrieks, she fell unconscious as her relatives tried to console her.
Inspector General of Police Kashmir range, Vijay Kumar said that the body of soldier Sameer was found. “There was no mark of firearm injury on his body. Investigation is going on. We are looking to both aspects, militancy-angle and murder,” he said—(KNO)