Jammu and Kashmir: School renamed after late Lt. Ummer Fayaz

| Updated: Aug 15, 2017 22:38 IST

Behibagh (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], Aug 15 (ANI): To honour the death of Lieutenant Ummer Fayaz, who was abducted and killed by terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir, the Indian Army today on the occasion of Independence Day, renamed a school after the former as "Lt Ummer Goodwill School." Earlier, Indian Army officials had met the bereaved family members of Lt Fayaz in May, and informed his kin that the Goodwill School Behibagh would be renamed as 'Shaheed Lt Ummer Fayaz Goodwill School'. Earlier in May, Fayaz from RAJRIF unit in Akhnoor went to attend the wedding of his uncle's daughter at Batapura (Near Behibagh), from where he was reportedly abducted by terrorists and a day after that his bullet-riddled body was found at Harmen. His mortal remains underwent post mortem at the District Hospital in Shopian and was subsequently brought to Sursun for burial with full military honours. Lt. Fayaz was commissioned on December 10, 2016 from the National Defence Academy (NDA) and was set to head for the Young Officers Course in September this year. The police said that the officer was shot by terrorists five times in an orchard. (ANI)

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