Top Lashkar-i-Toiba commander Abu Dujana was killed on Tuesday along with his associate in an encounter with government forces in Pulwama district of south Kashmir.
Dujana, a category A+++ terrorist, had in the past successfully managed to escape security forces 20 times after being trapped. But his weakness for women has finally scripted his end.
According to reports, Dujana was involved with more than one women in Pulwama only. One was his wife and the other is said to be his girlfriend.
Of late, Dujana was not very active and another Lashkar operative Abu Ismail has taken his place. He was more involved in women,” a leading news portal quoted a security official as saying.
Dujana joined LeT at the age of 17 and was made assistant of Abu Qasim, who killed by forces in 2015.
A resident of Gilgit Baltistan, Dujana had sneaked into the Valley around six years ago. Initially, police officials said that he remained active in north Kashmir before permanently shifting his base to south Kashmir.
Security officials often describe him as a “brainy militant” who was a master in breaking the security cordon.
After the killing of Dujana, the focus will be now shifted to the new Lashkar commander, Abu Ismail who was named by police in the Amarnath yatra attack and Abu Qasim’s brother Abdul Rehman.
However, after the killing of Dujana, the situation has worsened and street protests are back in the valley. Thousands of Kashmir residents hit the streets and started pelting stones on security forces.
Meanwhile, one more person who was injured during the encounter of Dujana succumbed to injuries taking the civilian death toll to two.