Multiple rounds of funeral prayers held for slain militant killed in Kulgam

Srinagar

At least five rounds of funeral prayers were held for the slain militant killed in Turigam area of Kulgam district in south Kashmir.

A funeral procession of Raqib Ahmed Sheikh at Shiganpora village of Kulgam in south Kashmir. Sheikh was killed during an encounter with government forces at Turigam on Feb 24, 2019. KL image Shah Hilal

Reports said that thousands of people from various areas of south Kashmir reached Turigam village of the district to participate in the last rites of the slain militant Raqib Ahmed Sheikh, son of Mohammad Amin Sheikh, in Shiganpora village.

The body of Raqib, who belonged to JeM outfit, was recovered from the encounter site in Turigam last evening. Police earlier said that incriminating material was also recovered from the site of the encounter, and the other two slain militants have been identified as Waleed and Numan, foreigners from Pakistan.

Meanwhile, a complete shutdown is being observed in Kulgam district against the killing of local Militant.

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