Indian soldier shot dead at his home while performing his son’s last rites

In heartbreaking news, Indian Army Jawan Mukhtar Ahmed Malik was shot dead by terrorists on Monday morning at his home in Jammu & Kashmir’s Kulgam. The soldier was martyred in Kulgam’s Shurat as terrorists sneaked into his home and shot at him in his vicinity. Mukhtar Ahmed Malik was a significant part of the 162 Territorial Army unit.

Indian soldier Ahmed was on leave to perform the last rites and to mourn the demise of his son in an unfortunate accident a few days ago. The terrorists who followed the army jawan then shot at him from a short distance.

Credits: DNA India

“All the ranks condoles the death of Malik who was killed in a dastardly act by the terrorists on Monday at his native village Shurat in Kulgam. The Army stands in solidarity with Malik’s family and assures full support at this hour of grief and in future,” the Indian Army said in a statement.

The Indian Army stepped forward to convey their condolence after the killing of soldier Lance Naik Mukhtar Ahmad Malik by the militants in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kulgam district. The Army added that they stand in full support of Malik’s family.

According to the Police, a group of militants sneaked into Mukhtar Ahmad Malik’s house, of the Territorial Army, in Kashmir’s Shurat Kulgam and opened fire at the target. “Malik was at home… He was shot in his head and died before reaching the hospital,” said a police officer.

A villager living close to the family in Kulgam said that the son of Malik was injured in a car accident earlier this month and was admitted at a hospital’s ICU.

According to him, the attackers had come in a car as journalists in disguise to meet Malik. “They pretended shooting his video in his house using a mobile phone and shot him,” the villager said.

The locals also added that Malik used to be a part of the pro-government militia group called “Ikhwan” that was working as a counter-insurgency force in the 1990s. “Malik, like many of Ikhwan men, was eventually absorbed into the Territorial Army,” the villager said.

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