A year after the kidnapping and brutal killing of Indian Army soldier, Aurengzeb, his both younger brothers have joined the Army to “take revenge of his death”.
The two brothers, Mohammad Shabir and Mohammad Tariq, proudly donned the military uniform at an enrolment ceremony of 100 soldiers at Ranchi in Jharkhand.
Their elder brother, Rifleman Aurangzeb was abducted from Pulwama and then brutally assassinated in Shopian in South Kashmir by terrorists last year while he was proceeding home on leave to celebrate Eid with his parents and siblings.
They said they have joined the Army to keep alive his legacy of “love for the country” and “take revenge for his death”.
“We have joined the Army for the love of our country and accepted the challenge of avenging the killing of our brother Aurangzeb by Hizbul Mujahedeen terrorists in south Kashmir,” said Shabir, who along with his elder brother Tariq was receiving training for their induction into the Punjab Regiment.
23-years-old Tariq and 21-year-old Shabir were selected during an Army recruitment drive at Surankote in Poonch in May. Their father Mohammad Hanief Salani is also a former Armyman.
A visibly emotional Hanief said, “My other two sons, Tariq and Shabir were inspired by the courage and valour of their elder brother Aurangzeb who was martyred in line of duty.”
Aurangzeb’s mother also witnessed the parade ceremony of her two sons. After his killing, the then defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman, accompanied by the Army chief Bipin Rawat, had visited Aurangzeb’s village near the LoC to express condolences with his family.