16-year-old shuns militancy, returns home in south Kashmir: Police

An official said that the boy, a resident of Chimmer village of Damhal-Hanjipora area surrendered before police following an appeal by his parents.

Khalid Gul
Srinagar, Publish Date: Nov 20 2017 3:03PM | Updated Date: Nov 20 2017 3:30PM
16-year-old shuns militancy, returns home in south Kashmir: Police16-year-old shuns militancy, returns home in south Kashmir

A 16-year-old boy who had joined militancy heeded to parents’ call and returned home in south Kashmir’s Kulgam district, police said today.

An official said that the boy, a resident of Chimmer village - a far flung area in Damhal-Hanjipora tehsil surrendered before police following an appeal by his parents.

He had left his home on September 27 this year.

Meanwhile, reports quoting the Kashmir Police Chief Muneer Khan said that the boy hasn’t surrendered. “He has neither surrendered not been apprehended. He has just returned to his family,” Khan was quoted as saying.

The development comes just days after a footballer-turned-militant Majid Khan returned home after an emotional appeal by his parents.

In a tweet, Jammu and Kashmir police said: "Responding to the appeal of parents one more youth who had joined militants returns home in South Kashmir."