/ISIS-style execution in Kashmir: Hizbul Mujahideen kills 16-year-old after branding him ‘informer’

ISIS-style execution in Kashmir: Hizbul Mujahideen kills 16-year-old after branding him ‘informer’

A chilling ISIS-style execution video was released by Pakistan-based terrorist group Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) in Kashmir. A Kashmiri youth was branded an informer and shot multiple times in the head by Hizbul terrorists in the dastardly act. The 11th-grade student was executed on camera over suspicion of being an informer just to send a message to those who help the Indian Army.

Sources told Times Now that Kashmir’s Hizbul chief Riyaz Naikoo is suspected to have carried out the ISIS-style execution. The bone-chilling video shows Kashmiri speaking executioners spraying the youth’s head with bullets.

Former Kashmir chief minister and J&K National Conference party leader Omar Abdullah condemned the incident. “The cold-blooded murder of an 11th standard student by the Hizbul Mujahideen terror outfit is deeply disturbing. There can be no justification for this act & should force those who sympathise with these outfits to question how these murders make Kashmir a better, freer place,” he said in a statement on Twitter.

Naikoo is currently one of the most wanted terrorists in the valley who is also wanted in the recent abductions of family members of the Jammu and Kashmir policemen. Naikoo, 30, first came in the spotlight after the killing of militant poster boy Burhan Wani in 2016. A resident of Naikoo Mohalla in Durburg of Awantipora, Naikoo is an ‘A++ category’ militant who carries Rs 12 lakh bounty on his head.

Maths teacher-turned-militant, Naikoo, took the reign of HM after the killing of Sabzar Bhatt in May, 2017. He is considered to be the overall commander of militant outfit in the entire valley. He is reportedly been cornered many times by the security forces but managed to escape each time.

Naikoo has projected the image of a moderate militant who last year released a video welcoming the Kashmiri pundits back to the valley, claiming that Kashmiri pundits are not the enemy of the militants.

Security forces believe Naikoo has been active in recruiting young people from South Kashmir into militancy. He released an audio message in August threatening policemen, not the “Indian agents”.