Jammu: A video of Army jawan Aurangzeb, which surfaced on Friday, shows suspected terrorists asking him about the encounters he was part of, his postings and responsibilities, officials said on Saturday.
Aurangzeb was abducted at Kalampora when he was on his way home in Rajouri district for Eid. His body was found at Gussu village, about 10 km from Kalampora, in Pulwama district on Thursday night. He was shot in his head and neck, police said.
In the 1.15 minute-video, believed to have been shot in a forest area moments before he was killed, Aurangzeb, in a pair of blue jeans and a T-shirt, is being asked by suspected Hizbul Mujahideen terrorists about his role, duties, posting and encounters, an officer said.
Here is the transcript of the video:
Terrorist: What's your name?
Terrorist: Father's name?
Aurangzeb: Mohammed Hanif.
Terrorist: Where do you live?
Terrorist: Where's duty?
Aurangzeb: Pulwama... I am a soldier. I get on-post duty.
Terrorist: Meaning, you're Shukla's guard. You go with him on 'civil'? (Major Rohit Shukla had killed Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist Sameer Tiger.)
Terrorist: Were you behind Mohammed, Wasim and Talha Bhai's encounter?
Did you mutilate the body?
Aurangzeb: No, I had injury in hand.
Terrorist: What caused the injury?
Aurangzeb: My hand broke.
Terrorist: Who insulted (defaced) terrorists' body?
Aurangzeb: Happened due to firing.
Terrorist: Who insulted the three?
Aurangzeb: Yes, there was firing.
Terrorist: After the terrorists were martyred?
The trooper, who was said to be a "buddy" of a company commander, belonged to 4 Jammu and Kashmir Light Infantry and was posted at the 44 Rashtriya Rifles camp at Shadimarg in Shopian.
The Army personnel had stopped a car on Thursday morning and requested the driver to drop Aurangzeb to Shopian, officers recounted.
When their vehicle reached Kalampora, terrorists stopped them and kidnapped Aurangzeb.
Father of Army jawan Aurangzeb said, "My son has abided by his pledge, he has kept his promise. He sacrificed himself for the nation and came back to me. I request the central and state governments to eliminate militancy," said Mohd Hanif, father of the Army jawan.
In May last year, a young, unarmed army officer was kidnapped by terrorists while he was attending a family wedding. His bullet-ridden body was found the next day.
Ummer Fayaz, 22, was a Lieutenant of the Rajputana Rifles and had joined the army five months ago.