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Family Hopeful of Jawan Mushtak Being Alive

Published: 07th February 2016 05:17 AM  |   Last Updated: 07th February 2016 05:17 AM   |  A+A-

KUMOOL: : Even though 10 jawans, who were trapped in ice after a massive avalanche on the Siachen glacier, have been declared dead by the Army, the kith and kin of 31-year-old Syed Mushtak Ahmed (31), one of the 10 soldiers, are suspicious about his death. A lot of commotion exists in their minds, as they are hopeful of his being alive.

The 10 soldiers were buried under a mass of after an avalanche hit their post three days ago in Siachen, Jammu & Kashmir, and the Army on Friday released the names of the deceased belonging to Madras Regiment including Syed Mushtak Ahmed of Parnapalle village in Kurnool district. Their post was located at an altitude of 19,600 feet in the northern glacier sector in Ladakh region.

Syed Mushtak Ahmed was the fourth son of S Ibrahim, a farmer. He joined army and served the nation as jawan for 12 years. He got married to Nazimunnisha of  Nandyal town one-and-half years ago and the couple has six-months-old boy. Mushtak visited his native place on August 2015 and returned to duty after completion of his holidays.

After his getting trapped in ice at Siachen on Wednesday, the Army officials informed the family members about the incident, but did not confirm his death, Mushtak’s father Ibrahim told newsmen here Saturday. The jawan’s wife went to her parents’ in Nandyal along with her baby boy.

SP A Ravi Krishna told Express that there was no confirmation about the death of Syed Mushtak Ahmed and they were only informed about the avalanche.

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