SRINAGAR: A video of an elder Kashmiri pleading two militants for releasing a 12-year-old boy who was held hostage by them and was killed on Thursday.
He was heard saying this is not “Jihad” but “Jahalat” referring to the abduction of the Atif.
Shocking video from Hajin
Family members and locals of Hajin appealing the trapped militants to release the hostages including 10 years boy Atif Mir. Militants did not relent & eventually 10 years Atif lost his life. pic.twitter.com/W9ZfB1OYpd
— Danish Ahmad (@DanishA86632004) March 22, 2019
According to media reports, both the militants were identified as Pakistanis and members of the Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) taken shelter in the boy’s house at gunpoint. They allegedly wanted to sexually abuse his sister but the family made her escape.
This irked the militants and they began thrashing the family members.
Hearing the cries, local tipped-off the police who reached the spot and began the rescue operation. The police successfully managed to secure Mir’s parents and other family but failed to rescue little boy and his uncle Hameed, as the militants open fire.
They proceed with caution during the operation but could not be saved the minor boy and was brutally killed by militants.