Brothers of slain jawan Aurangzeb join Army in Jammu

July 23, 2019 01:19 am | Updated 01:19 am IST - Srinagar

Rifleman Aurangzab who was kidnapped and murdered by militants.

Rifleman Aurangzab who was kidnapped and murdered by militants.

Two brothers of slain jawan Aurangzeb who was abducted and killed by militants in south Kashmir on June 14 last year joined the Army on Monday in Rajouri district.

Mohammad Tariq and Muhammad Shabir, sons of Mohammad Hanif, residents of Saloni village of Mendhar, attended the recruitment rally at Rajouri’s Surankote area, according to the Army.

“Both brothers of Aurangzeb attended the enrolment parade held in Rajouri’ Territorial Army headquarters on Monday. Both were recruited,” an Army official said.

Aurangzeb, who belonged to the Army’s 44 Rashtriya Rifles, was kidnapped in Pulwama when he was on the way home to celebrate Id on June 14 last year. His body was found in an orchard later . He was shot dead by militants and the execution was videographed.

He was later accorded the Shourya Chakra.

Aurangzeb’s father joined the BJP during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Kashmir in February this year.

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