A man in Jammu and Kashmir’s Shopian was killed due to alleged rivalry between terrorist groups, police said on Monday.
Police said on Monday, Shopian police received information that a bullet-riddled body of an unknown man is lying in the orchards of Narpora village in Shopian.
Subsequently, a police team rushed to the spot and took the body into possession. The killed person was identified as Manzoor Ahmad Nengroo, son of G. Ahmad Nengroo, and resident of Hanjin Bala, Rajpora, Pulwama.
Police said the body was shifted to the Shopian district hospital for medico-legal formalities, a murder case registered and investigation set into motion.
A police official said that the preliminary investigation revealed that on Sunday evening, Nengroo, who was a waza by profession, was, along with two more associates including an elderly man, returning from their work in an auto after conclusion of a function at Chraripora area of Budgam.
Enroute one more person (a baker by profession) also boarded the Auto. Terrorists, waiting in a Tata Mobile at Aglar, intercepted the auto and forcibly abducted all the four persons. The elderly man was released after travelling a distance of 2 km (approx) followed by release of other two near Kellar, however, Nengroo was taken along by the abductors.
“Today, his bullet riddled body was recovered in the orchards of village Narpora Shopian,” police said.
Police said it was further revealed during the course of investigation that the killing is handiwork of terrorists due to group rivalry between them.
“It is pertinent to mention that one of the deceased’s brother namely Ashiq Nengroo is a terrorist of JeM outfit and presently in Pakistan. His second brother, Abbas Nengroo was an active terrorist who got killed in an encounter in 2014 in Pulwama while as his third brother, namely terrorist Reyaz Negroo is lodged in prison for his involvement in Jammu terror attack case where he used to ferry terrorists from Jammu to Kashmir valley through his owned trucks. Moreover, one of his truck carrying three terrorists was intercepted at Jajar Kotli Jammu and all the three terrorists were killed in an encounter on spot,” police said.