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. 30-year-old Mir was shot dead by terrorists at Wahibug in the terrorist-infested Pulwama district of south Kashmir on Sunday afternoon when he was on his way home.
Posted in the CID department, Mr Mir had been warned against venturing into his village as there was a possibility of the attack by terror groups, who have been targeting policemen in the state recently. 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, one of his supervising officers said.
“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. Mr Mir is survived by his father and mother.