Class 10 topper among three militants killed in Kashmir
SRINAGAR: Security forces killed t hree militants, i ncluding Class 10 topper Mohammad Ishaq Parray, in an encounter in Dadsara village of South Kashmir’s Tral area.
Parray, 20, was a meritorious student before he joined the banned organisation, Hizbul-Mujahideen, in March 2015. In the Class 10 exams, results for which were announced in December 2011, he scored 98.4% and secured the ninth position in the Kashmir zone. His academic performance even earned him the sobriquet of ‘Newton’.
The once- exceptional student was killed in the late night encounter after security forces launched a search operation on Wednesday, following information about the presence of militants in the Tral area. Dadsara village was subsequently cordoned off, even as protests erupted among the villagers.
In addition to Parray, the two others killed were said to be A+ and A category militants of the banned outfit.
“Among the slain militants is Ashiq Hussain Bhat of Charsoo village, who was wanted in connection with providing shelter to militants involved in the Udhampur attack,” said an Army official.
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