Tragedy on Eid, young girl killed by LeT militant
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Last Updated: Monday, September 21, 2009, 20:06
Srinagar: Little did a 16-year-old girl know that her life will be snuffed out on the Eid festival on Monday for no fault of hers.

As the first rays of the sun shone in the valley, it was the last day of Dilshada who was killed by a Pakistani militant belong to Lashker-e-Taiba(LeT) in her home for spurning his advances.

The shocking incident took place in Batpora-Akhaal in Kanganarea, 40 km from here.

Police claimed that as per initial probe the militant identified as Babar had been stalking the girl and was pressurising her to marry him.

However, as soon as the news of her proposed engagement with a surrendered militant of Hizbul Mujahideen Dilwar Gaghi spread, the Lashker terrorist decided to take revenge and barged into the home of early morning killing on the spot. The victim's sister -- 14-year-old Rohee -- who was hit in her right hand was injured in the attack.

The locality, which should have been buzzing with Eid festivities, could only hear cries and wails as mourners poured into the residence of Abdul Ahad Khan to offer their condolences.

Earlier this year, Hizbul Mujahideen militants murdered a woman's husband Ejaz, mother Taja Begum and father-in-law in May in Mahore area, 120 km from Jammu. The fault of the groom was that he had married a girl whom a Hizb commander had wished to marry.

The murders appear to be a re-run of an incident in Swat valley in Pakistan, where Taliban militants brutally lashed a young girl in public after she refused to marry one of their members.

Bureau Report

First Published: Monday, September 21, 2009, 20:06

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