Bullet-riddled body of man recovered in Pulwama village

People in his native village alleged that the forces killed him and dumped his body in the nallah, a charge denied by the police.

GK Web Desk
Srinagar, Publish Date: May 19 2017 9:12AM | Updated Date: May 19 2017 11:23AM
Bullet-riddled body of man recovered in Pulwama villageBullet-riddled body of man recovered in Pulwama village (Kamran Yousuf/GK)

A bullet-riddled body of a man was found in a nallah in Gudoora village of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Friday.

The deceased was identified as Mohammad Yousuf Lone, a resident of Gudoora.

His body was found several hours after gunshots were heard in the nearby Hakripora village where forces had launched cordon and search operation after inputs about the presence of militants last night.

People in his native village alleged that the forces killed him and dumped his body in the nallah, a charge denied by the police.

SSP Pulwama Choudhary Aslam said that the deceased was an over-ground worker of Lashkar-e-Toiba militants. “But he was not killed by police or the forces,” he said.

He also denied that there was a link between the operation in Hakripora and killing of Lone. "Hakripora is located around three kilometres away from Gudoora. That was a separate operation which has nothing to do with the killing of Lone," he added.