Shopian-Three Special Police Officers (SPOs) were abducted and killed by militants in South Kashmir’s Shopian district on Friday, 21 September. A civilian, who was also abducted along with the three personnel, was set free. The abductions were made from the houses of the policemen in Kapran village.
Out of fear, four more SPOs have resigned on Friday after the incident, CNN-News18 reported.
The bodies were recovered from an orchard in Wangam area, more than a kilometre from the village the policemen were abducted from.
Police identified the dead as constable Nissar Ahmed and two special police officers – Firdous Ahmed and Kulwant Singh – from Kapren and Heepora areas of Shopian district.
A Twitter handle purportedly belonging to the Hizbul Mujahideen group has claimed responsibility for the abduction and killing, according to PTI.
A major search operation has started in Shopian after the bodies were found.