Udhampur terror attack: Naved's father says Lashkar-e-Toiba wanted his son dead

PTI| Last Updated: Aug 07, 2015, 15:00 PM IST
Udhampur terror attack: Naved's father says Lashkar-e-Toiba wanted his son dead

New Delhi: A Pakistani, believed to be the father of the terrorist nabbed on Wednesday near Udhampur, said that Lashakr-e-Toiba probably wanted his son dead and not caught alive and he himself feared for his life now.

"I'll be killed. The Lashkar is after us and the fauj (army) is after us," Mohammad Yaqub told Hindustan Times in chaste Punjabi when contacted on a phone number given to the interrogators by Mohammad Naved, who was captured alive by villagers after the attack on a BSF convoy near Udhampur.'

Identifying himself as the "unfortunate father" of the attacker, Mohammad Yakub said "you are calling from India. We'll be killed."

Sounding flustered, Mohammad Yaqub said "the Lashkar is after us. They probably wanted him dead and not caught alive. Please spare him."

The call was made at 1.22 PM and lasted a minute and 20 seconds before a frightened Yakub hung up.

The phone has been switched off since then, the daily said.

Pakistani journalists were reportedly stopped from going to towards Ghulam Mohammadabad locality in Faisalabad, an address provided by Naved, the paper said.