Aurangzeb, a resident of the Pir Panjal Valley, was on his way to home, apparently for Eid.
A soldier was abducted by suspected militants in south Kashmir on Thursday, police sources said.
Preliminary reports suggest that the soldier, identified as Aurangzeb, was travelling in a private vehicle when militants stopped it and disembarked him around 9 a.m. in Pulwama.
Aurangzeb, posted with the Army's 44 Rashtriya Rifles in south Kashmir, is a resident of the Pir Panjal Valley and was on his way to home, apparently for Eid.
“The matter is being investigated,” said a police official. He refused to divulge further details.