CRPF, VDC Thwart Massacre Attempt
29 August 2000
The Daily Excelsior
RAJOURI: Para-military CRPF and Village Defence Committee (VDC) members last night thwarted a militantsí plan to execute yet another massacre of minority community at Kot Dhara village of this district. Reports said a group of militants attacked the village and straightway started indiscriminate firing on the houses occupied by minorities. Several bullets hit the house of a Government teacher Om Parkash and Prem Sagar. However, CRPF jawans from their picket and VDC members from their houses retaliated. After 15-minutes exchange of firing, militants fled from the village. No casualty was reported in the militantsí attack. Houses of Om Parkash and Prem Sagar suffered extensive damage in militantsí firing, the reports said.