Tragic.. To meet Maa, Papa, Kashmir cop sacrifices life..Terrorists kill him

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New Delhi, Oct 28: The desperation to see his parents prompted Jammu and Kashmir Police's sub-inspector Imtiyaz Ahmed Mir to shave off his beard and change appearance in his unsuccessful attempt to dodge terrorists who had laid a death trap for him in his village, his colleagues said on Sunday.

Mir, 30, was shot dead by terrorists at Wahibug in the militancy-infested Pulwama district of South Kashmir on Sunday when he was on his way home.

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Posted in the CID department, Mir had been warned against venturing into his village as there was a possibility of attack by terror groups, who have been targeting policemen in the state recently.

"I had told him that he should not go as militants could attack. But he was desperate to see his parents who reside at Sontabugh in the interiors of Pulwama district," recalled one of his supervising officers.

This morning as he was preparing to leave for home, he came with a changed appearance. He shaved off his beard and decided to use his personal vehicle to go to his native village, the officer said.

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"Now they (terrorists) will not be able to recognise me" were possibly his last words to his officer before he left for home with a smiling face as he was seeing his parents after a long time.

Mir is survived by his father and mother.

Son of a retired police officer, Mir, who was from 2010 batch of sub-inspector, had served in Ganderbal district of South Kashmir for five years before being transferred to Kulgam district last year.

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He was shifted to the CID department in March this year and his superiors recalled his dedication towards his work.

Terrorists have been targeting policemen in the state and killed two special police officer and a constable last month, triggering an unrest in the lower ranks of the force with some SPOs declarin 

PTI