Man abducted by Lashkar-e-Taiba militants found beheaded in Kashmir

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Police said headless body of Manzoor Ahmed Bhat was found on the outskirts of Hajin on Friday morning.

"The deceased Manzoor Ahmed Bhat, was abducted by Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorists in the early hours of April 5", the spokesperson added.

A group of suspected Lashkar-e-Toiba militants allegedly barged into the house of Abdul Gaffar Bhat and abducted him and his son Manzoor on Wednesday night. However, Gaffar later managed to escape from the militants in an injured condition after he was sacked upon.

Meanwhile, police claimed that five LeT and a local militant were involved in both the incidents.

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The three injured family members, Rafeeqa, Neelofar and Hilal Ahmad Parrey, are still undergoing treatment at a hospital in Srinagar. "Local LeT terrorist Muhammad Saleem Parray is believed to have played a major role in the killing of the youth", it said in a statement here. This is the second such incident in the past few days where civilians have been targeted by militants in the Kashmir Valley.

Abdullah said: "Any shutdown call or call for peaceful protests for Manzoor Ahmed whose decapitated body was found after he'd been abducted and killed by militants? No? On completion of required formalities, the body was handed over to the family for performing last rites", a police spokesman said.

He identified foreign militants of LeT as Abu Muslim, Hubaib, Khalid, Abu Hamza and Haider.

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