Srinagar: Firdous Ahmad Khan, at the age of twenty-seven, returned home, while Lashkar-e-Taiba (LET) commander, Abu Dujana, was trapped in a house a few miles from his Begam Bagh Pulwama village.
Firdous had traveled hundreds of miles from Jammu, where he often went to sell vegetables. The next morning, he left to water his nearby rice fields, where Dujana was trapped, and engaged in a battle with the security forces.
He saw that the roads leading to his house were sealed by a strong display of strength. A security cordon was introduced around 22:45 Monday.
Screengrab Abu Dujana. CNN-IBN Screengrab Abu Dujana. CNN-IBN
Ignoring the ongoing operation meeting, Firdous died in a few hours after leaving his house when he was a combat weapon between occult forces and militants.
His pregnant wife weeping in front of her body wrapped in a shroud before her funeral and had to be admitted to the hospital after developing complications related to pregnancy. Now she must take care of her one-year-old daughter and remain in a state of pathos.
On a grid in front of his house, one can see a banner killed many militants, including the commander of Hizbul Mujahideen, Burhan Muzafar Wani. Mohammad Shaban Khan, his father, and then shouted blamed himself for the death of his son.
“My son came home yesterday from Jammu and simply told him to go on the ground and the rice water,” he said he warned while driving.
Firdous’s cousin, Raja Maqbool, said he was shot in the hip around 10:30 am Tuesday morning and was taken to the Pulwama hospital but died on the way.
The police statement issued after Dujana’s death however said that Firdous was wounded near the meeting place during the crossfire and was taken to the hospital where he succumbed to his wounds.
Police said the meeting had taken place between Dujana and his associate and a union portion of the Pulwama police, 55 rifles of Rashtriya, 182 and 183 CRPF Battalion.
“In some places, the bad guys have tried to create disturbances by throwing stones at Pulwama and adjacent areas. As for the situation, 10 people were injured,” police said.
People, however, said that government forces had evacuated people from the area before the firing arms. Maqbool said the family had received information about the gunshot wound at Firdous only after some time.
He said he was attacked and that the doctors had declared deadly. In neighboring villages Harkipora, people said that forces had resorted to indiscriminate fire that left injuries injured.
In the region of Narbal Ali Mohammad Wani, a baker, showed the bullet holes left in the walls of his store. “When the forces moved after the end of the meeting, they fired indiscriminately and they were terrified,” he said.
Sakina Banoo, a 30-year-old Narbal woman, was one of at least 10 injured by security forces in the village after Tuesday’s meeting.