On the eve of Independence Day, the “Army Goodwill School” was renamed as “Shaheed Lt Ummer Fayaz Goodwill School” in Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday. Lt Ummer Fayaz was killed by terrorists in May.
"Persons involved in killing of Lt Ummer Fayaz (in month of May) identified and we are on their trail," said Lt Gen JS Sandhu, GoC 15 Corps.
Lt Gen JS Sandhu said that number of protests and people participating in them are reducing. He added that people are fed up with agitations and want their lives to go on normally.
Lieutenant Fayaz, from the troubled region of Kulgam district, was posted with 2 Rajputana Rifles and had applied for leave to attend a cousin’s wedding.
He was on leave when he was picked up from his house at Harmein in Kulgam, 60 kilometres from Srinagar. The body of the young officer was later found three kilometres from his house.
Fayaz, who studied at Navodaya Vidyalaya, a branch of government schools for gifted students, at Ashmuquam in South Kashmir, joined the Army after being commissioned in December last year. He belonged to the 129th batch of cadets from the prestigious Pune-based National Defence Academy.
This was for the first time that he had taken leave after joining the Army, a senior official said. He was supposed to have returned to his unit in the Akhnoor area of Jammu on May 25.