The Hush Post|8:37 am |two-minute-read
The 25-year-old woman who was shot dead yesterday in Sugam area of Jammu and Kashmir was killed by militants.
Begging for life, she was shot at from point-blank range. According to J&K police, militants shot dead Ishrat Muneer, and recorded the incident on video before circulating it on social media.
“The dead body was retrieved by police from Dragad area of Zainapora in Shopian district. She has been identified as Ishrat Muneer, daughter of Muneer Ahmad Dar, resident of Dangerpora, Pulwama,” police said in a statement.
Muneer was abducted while returning from a computer class in Pulwama and brought to Shopian, where she was killed.
She was a cousin of militant group Al-Badr’s Valley chief Zeenat-ul-Islam. Islam was killed in an encounter with security forces on January 14 at Yaripora, Kulgam.
“She may have been killed for her alleged involvement in his killing,” a senior police officer said.
Zeenat-ul-Islam was associated with the Hizbul Mujahideen (HM), and the involvement of HM militants is being suspected in the incident.
The incident came to light after a video of a woman being shot twice from close range surfaced on social media on Thursday night. In the video, the woman is seen with her hands folded, a backpack by her side. The first shot missed her body. But the second one killed her.
Police have registered a case and have initiated an investigation.