Shopian: On the call by militants, people in Heff Shirmal area of this south district on Friday exhumed body of a civilian who was killed by unknown gunmen some days back and buried him in the martyrs graveyard.
Reports quoting eyewitnesses told that militants appeared at the graveyard where the civilian, Tariq Ahmad Mohand, was buried and declared him as ‘martyr’ and accused ‘Indian agencies of killing him’.
“They said he should be buried in Martyrs Graveyard near Saddam Paddar (Hizb commander who was killed recently),” locals said.
Soon after the announcement, people exhumed the body and later buried bury him in nearby ‘Martyrs’ graveyard.
Tariq was abducted from in residence at Heffshirmal Shopian by unknown gunmen and next day his body was found in Awneera village of Kulgam. Tariq was a carpenter by profession.