“My Son Has Laid Down His Life For The Country. I Shall Too”: Martyred Army Man Aurangzeb’s Father

The Logical Indian Crew Jammu and Kashmir

June 18th, 2018 / 8:14 PM

Aurangzeb Killed Kashmir

Image Credits: Maha MTB

Rifleman Aurangzeb of 44, Rashtriya Rifles was abducted and killed by terrorists on Friday when he was on his way to his home in Rajouri district, Jammu and Kashmir for Eid celebrations. His bullet-ridden body was recovered from Goosu village of Pulwama.

A 1:15 minute long video has also surfaced, mostly shot moments before Aurangzeb was killed, which shows him in blue jeans and a T-shirt and being interrogated by suspected Hizbul Mujahideen militants about his duties, encounters he has been part of and places to which has been posted.

Aurangzeb was posted in 44, Rashtriya Rifles camp at Shadimarg in Shopian and was a “buddy” (sahayak) of Major Shukla. It was Major Shukla’s team which had gunned down Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist Sameer Tiger.

The Kashmir Reader reported that on Thursday a Pharma employee from Pampore area was asked to drop Aurangzeb to his hometown. However, the vehicle by which Aurangzeb was traveling was intercepted near Kalampora and he was abducted by militants.

A manhunt was launched and a team of police and Army later found his body with bullet shots in head and neck.

Aurangzeb’s body was laid to rest on Friday after being carried by the Army personnel wrapped in Tricolour. His funeral was done with full military and state honours. The whole village of Salani from where Aurangzeb hailed was engulfed in sadness and every villager paid last respects to him. A crowd of thousands gathered chanting pro-India and anti-Pakistan slogans.

Aurangzeb’s father, Mohammad Hanief, who himself was an Army Man and served as a sepoy of the Jammu and Kashmir Light Infantry said, “My son has laid down his life for the country. He was a brave soldier. I and my sons will also sacrifice (ourselves) for the nation. We want goons to be wiped out.”

Youngest brother of Aurangzeb, 15-year-old Aasim, though hit by his brother’s death, said that he would follow his father and brother’s footstep and join the Army.

One of Aurangzeb’s brother, while speaking to ANI said that he would avenge his brother’s death if the government fails to do so.

“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) is not able to do so, then tell us, we will do it ourselves.”

His father too earlier had made an emotional request to Jammu and Kashmir government to eliminate terrorism from the state.

Possible connection to Sameer Tiger’s killing

Aurangzeb was Major Shukla’s “buddy” or sahayak, who is like an officer’s own “shadow”, moves with him, knows every detail about him, goes to operations with him and even proceeds on leave with him.

Last year Major Shukla shot to prominence after he gunned Tiger down. This happened a day after Tiger had released a video wherein The Hizbul Mujahideen commander is seen interrogating a local resident and instructs him to tell Shukla, “When the lion stops hunting, dogs believe that the jungle belongs to them. I challenge Shukla to come face-to-face.”

It is being speculated that Aurangzeb was singled out due to his closeness with Major Shukla.

The Logical Indian take

Last year in May Lt Umar Fayaz was abducted and killed by Lashkar-e-Taiba and Hizbul Mujahideen militants in Jammu and Kashmir when he was on a holiday and was attending a wedding function in his hometown.

It is an act of sheer cowardice that these militants chose to target these Army men while they were unarmed and had no means to defend themselves.

The Logical Indian salutes Aurangzeb’s sacrifice and hopes that such incidents don’t happen in future.


Written by : Shraddha Goled

Edited by : Abhinav Joshi

Share your thoughts..

Related Stories

Mehbooba Mufti Resigns As CM; BJP Demands Governor Rule In Jammu & Kashmir

Kashmir: Locals Refuse To Attend Indian Army’s Iftaar Party, 4 Girls Injured In Army Firing

Pakistan Releases Indian Soldier

Pakistan Hands Over Indian Sepoy Chandu Babulal Chavan On Humanitarian Grounds

Nagrota Terror Attack

7 Soldiers Martyred In Nagrota Terror Attack, What We Know Till Now

Terrorist Attack In Langate Army Camp

3 Terrorists Killed After They Attacked Army Camp In J-K’s Langate

Uri attack

Uri Attack: 17 Soldiers Killed & 30 Injured In An Attack On An Indian Army Base, Black Day For India

Latest on The Logical Indian


Maharashtra Businessman Allegedly Took Rs 5,400 Crore Loan In The Name Of Farmers


AAP Government Files Case Against Delhi Golf Club For Illegally Cutting Over 100 Trees


Now Only Pay For Electricity That You Consume; UP Govt Allows Flat Owners Individual Power Connections

My Social Responsibility

For Those Who Have No One, This 31-Yr-Old From Hyderabad Performs Their ‘Last Rites’


Now Address Insurance Related Queries Without Leaving Your Favourite Social Media Platform


Enabling Village – A Community Space To Enable Persons With Disabilities Lead A Dignified Life


Stories that deserve attention, delivered to your inbox!

Handpicked, newsworthy stories which deserve the attention of a rational generation.