- The constable was abducted by terrorists from his home last night
- His body was found from a field in Kathua, according to reports
- A manhunt had been launched to trace him by security officials
A Jammu and Kashmir police constable, who was abducted by terrorists from his home in south Kashmir's Kulgam district last night, has been found dead. The police constable's body was found from a field in the district this evening, according to reports.
The constable, who was undergoing training in Kathua in Jammu, was currently on leave.
A manhunt had been earlier launched by security officials to trace the abducted policeman.
The incident comes a month after a soldier was kidnapped and killed by terrorists in south Kashmir. Rifleman Aurangzeb of 44, Rashtriya Rifles, was kidnapped when he was on his way home to celebrate Eid.
Aurangzeb had boarded a private vehicle for Shopian, from where he was supposed to go to Rajouri district. The terrorists intercepted his vehicle as it approached Kalampora and kidnapped the soldier. His bullet-riddled body was found at Gussu village, about 10 km from Kalampora, in Pulwama.
South Kashmir has become the hub of terror activities over the last few years where Policemen have been targeted frequently and robbed of their weapons.