On Dashami, Jammu housewife kills jihadi with axe
Sanjay Khajuria, TNN 29 September 2009, 12:55am IST
JAMMU: As the country bid farewell to goddess Durga, the demon-slayer, on Dashami and witnessed the evil king Ravana being vanquished on Dussehra, a humble Muslim woman in a remote Jammu village slew a dreaded Lashkar terrorist single-handedly. ( Watch Video )
Exhibiting astonishing, raw courage, Rashida Begum took on the two terrorists who had barged into her home late Sunday night in Thana Mandi village in Rajouri district. The woman, in her early forties, grabbed an axe and swung it wildly, killing one of the armed terrorists and injuring the other. Seeing his partner meet a bloody end, the other terrorist fled in sheer dread.
A Rajouri-based police officer said the two terrorists of Lashkar-e-Taiba, the Pakistan-based group that carried out the 26/11 Mumbai attacks, had entered Noor Ahmad’s home around 9pm with the intention of holding the family hostage.
Police said the two also wanted information on some local targets that Noor and his family members refused to provide. Angered by the resistance, the two began beating them up, threatening to eliminate the family, when Noor’s wife, Rashida, took them by surprise, pouncing on one of them from behind. She brought down an axe in powerful blows, killing the Pakistani (Suspected) terrorist on the spot.She then charged at his partner who, nonplussed, was trying to gather his wits. Rashida and the rest of the family members soon overpowered him and snatched his weapon. However, the terrorist escaped under the cover of darkness, but not before receiving sharp cuts in the face-off with the furious housewife.
Rajouri’s additional superintendent of police Shabir Ahmed said investigations were on establish to identity of the duo but the slain terrorist was believed to be Osama, a Pakistan-based LeT commander, wanted in many cases of extortion and terror related activities. “We are awaiting more details from the spot where a police team is carrying out further investigation,” Ahmed said. Security forces are combing the area for the escaped terrorist.
Girl takes on ultras, kills 1
Tribune News Service
Rajouri, September 28, 2009// http://www.tribuneindia.com/2009/20090929/j&k.htm#9
In a rare act of bravery, a 20-year-old girl, along with her brother, axed a militant to death in Kalsian village of Upper Shahdara area of Thanamandi, late last night. The slain militant is believed to be a commander of Laskar-e-Toiba militant outfit.
Police sources said Rukhsana along with her younger brother Ajaz Ahmed (18) after seeing their parents – Noor Muhammad and Rasheeda Begum – and uncle Walayat Hussain being roughed up by three militants entered into a scuffle with them.
In the melee, the girl killed one of the militants with an axe and injured the others, who later fled.
“At around 10.00 pm a group of three militants knocked at the door of Noor Muhammad’s house. Since he did not open the door, the militants entered his brother Walayat Hussain’s house and forced their way into Noor’s house with his help. They later started to beat them up. However, Rukhsana mustered courage and attacked them with an axe,” said a local from the area.
The third militant, who was unarmed, carried his injured partner back and left the body behind.
Source added that the father and uncle of Rukhsana also managed to snatch the AK rifles from the militants.
Later, they handed over the weapons as well as the body to the police. A police personnel has been deployed for the security of the family.
Immediately after the incident, intercepts by the security forces revealed that the slain militant was named Osama and was a commander with the LeT outfit sponsored by Pakistani Jehadi Network.
“We are investigating the matter. If what the locals are claiming is right, we will recommend the girl for a bravery award,” said Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of police, Rajouri-Poonch range, SD Singh Jamwal.
Another Report :
By Sanjeev Pargal
JAMMU, Sept 28: Displaying extra ordinary courage, a young duo of brother and sister gunned down a Jaish-e-Mohammed commander Osama, a Pakistani, injured his two associates and snatched two AK rifles of the ultras while thwarting an attack on their house at Upper Shahdara Sharief in Kalsian area of Rajouri district last night. In the process of scuffle between civilians and militants, two brothers, who were target of the militant attack, were also injured. They have been hospitalised. Police sources and eye-witness account revealed that three militants including Jaish commander Osama knocked the house of a Gujjar Noor Ahmad son of Kaka at Upper Shahdara Sharief at 9 pm last night. They also dragged out Vakalat Hussain, Noor’s younger brother living adjacent and forced their entry inside Noor’s house. After questioning the two brothers, the militants including Osama started beating up Noor Ahmed, 46, his wife, Rashida Begum, 42 and Vakalat Hussain with sticks and rods describing them as agents of security forces.….more