Army chief General Bipin Rawat on Monday visited Mendhar in Jammu and Kashmir to meet with the family of martyr Rifleman Aurangzeb, who was martyred after being abducted by terrorists in South Kashmir when he was on his way home to celebrate Eid with his family.
The army chief visited the martyr's family at their home and paid his respects for the fallen soldier.
Aurangzeb's brother and father have plead the government repeatedly to avenge his death by eliminating those behind the henious act. While his father made an emotional plea to the government to end terrorism from the Valley for peaceful future, his brother said that if government fails to take any swift action, he will avenge Aurangzeb's death himself.
"I appeal to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to take swift action in this. 100 of their people should pay the price for the death of my brother. If you (the government) are not able to do so, then tell us, we will do it ourselves," he told ANI after the soldier was buried with full-sate honours in the Valley on Saturday.
Aurangzeb, a resident of Kashmir, was abducted by terrorists from Kalampora in Pulwama on Thursday morning while he was on way to his home in Rajouri district for Eid celebrations. His bullet-ridden body was recovered from Gussu village, about 10 km away from Kalampora, in Pulwama district on Thursday evening.
Aurangzeb's father made an emotional appeal to the Centre and the Jammu and Kashmir government to eliminate terrorism from the state. "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," Aurangzeb's father Mohammad Haneef said.
Meanwhile, Centre's interlocutor Dineshwar Sharma is going to visit Kashmir this afternoon to meet the family of Editor-in-Chief of Rising Kashmir Shujat Bukhari, who was killed by terrorists.