Security officials on Thursday said they have found the body of an Indian soldier who was reported to have been abducted earlier in the day in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama, ANI reported. Aurangzeb’s bullet-ridden body was found in Pulwama’s Gooso village.

The 44 Rashtriya Rifles soldier was posted in Shopian. He was a resident of Poonch and was purportedly on leave for Eid.

In May, an Army lieutenant, Umer Fayaz, a resident of South Kashmir’s Kulgam, was abducted and killed by suspected militants in neighbouring Shopian district.

Earlier this month, Pakistan wrote to the Indian High Commission in Islamabad seeking information on Lt Colonel Mohammad Habib Zahir, a retired officer of the Pakistan Army who went missing from Nepal on April 6. The Times of India had quoted unidentified Indian officials as saying that they had no knowledge about Zahir.

On April 18, Pakistan claimed Zahir had been abducted by India’s spy agency, the Research and Analysis Wing, to secure the release of the alleged spy Kulbhushan Jadhav, who has been given a death sentence by a military court in Pakistan.