PhD scholar-turned-terrorist gunned down in Jammu and Kashmir

  • | Thursday | 11th October, 2018

Today a PhD scholar chose death over life & was killed in an encounter. His death is entirely our loss as we are lo… — Mehbooba Mufti (@MehboobaMufti) 1539249900000SRINAGAR: Ex-AMU PhD scholar-turned-terrorist Manan Bashir Wani was on Thursday killed in an encounter with security forces at Handwara in frontier district of north Kashmir, officials said. Wani, who was enrolled as a PhD scholar with the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU), joined militant ranks in January this year.He along with another Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist were gunned down in the early hours at Satgund in Handwara following a specific intelligence about presence of Wani, 27, along with two others, they said.Meanwhile, PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti tweeted "his death is entirely our loss as we are losing young educated boys everyday. "Giving details emerging from the encounter site, which ended, police and other security forces were fired upon by holed up militants resulting in exchange of fire which continued till 11am.Police was also making repeated announcements on public address system appealing to the militants to surrender, the officials said.There was a lull in firing at around 9 AM, prompting the police to initiate search operation at the encounter site, but the same had to be suspended after firing resumed after 15 minutes, the officials said.

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