IN A FOLLOWUP to Sticky Notes' equally horrific story earlier today, I'm sickened to note that a dental surgeon was beheaded in broad daylight (h/t FR) today in Kashmir, the territory under dispute between Islamic militants in Pakistan and the democratic nation of India.
Civilian sources revealed to the EXCELSIOR that the local Police Station responded to a report and recovered the dead body of 35-year-old Dr Mushtaq Ahmed Shah S/o Masoom Shah R/o Zachaldara (presently Braripora, Handwara) from corn fields in Nopora Kalan locality of the appletown of Sopore in the morning today. They said that unidentified militants, armed with AK-47 guns and pistols, had tied the surgeon in captivity to a tree and mercilessly tortured him for about two hours from 2.00 p.m to 4.00 p.m on Saturday. According to these sources, some people working at the nearby fields had approached the militants with an appeal of mercy after hearing the shrieks and screaming of the dental surgeon but the militants shouted them to retreat. They finally slaughtered the doctor with sharp shaving blades.