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Footballer turned Lashkar militant heeds to parent's call, surrenders

A video showing his mother Asiya Khan crying and asking him to leave Lashkar and come home had went viral on social media

Press Trust of India  |  Srinagar 

Majid Arshid Khan
Majid Arshid Khan

College student and footballer Majid Arshid, who had joined the a week ago, has surrendered before security forces, officials said today.

Arshid walked into a security camp in south last night and surrendered with his arms and ammunition, the officials said.

He was whisked away to an undisclosed destination early this morning.

The college student, a goalkeeper for his local team in in south Kashmir, is believed to have turned to militancy after a close friend was killed in an encounter.

Police was constantly in touch with his friends and family members, urging them to put pressure on Arshid to return home.

The surrender follows appeals by his parents and Jammu and Police. His parents had gone on television and social media to ask him to surrender.

A video showing his mother Asiya Khan crying and asking him to come home went viral on social media.

First Published: Fri, November 17 2017. 12:17 IST