Father of slain minor killed in Srinagar encounter digs symbolic grave, demands body of his son

Picture Courtesy: Kamran Yousuf

Srinagar, Jan 2: The father of one of the 3 slain ‘militants’ killed in Srinagar encounter on Tuesday, (Dec 29), has dug a grave in his Belou village of Pulwama, demanding the dead body of his son.

Mushtaq Ahmad, father of slain Ather Mushtaq, while digging the grave, said, “I am asking Indian government and particularly DC Pulwama to handover the dead body of my son.”

“My son was innocent who was killed in cold blood,” he said.

Alleging that he wasn’t given a chance to have last glimpse of his dead son, he said that all his efforts failed as officials denied him any opportunity in this regard.

“I want justice and if I was denied my dead son’s body, I will end my life,” he said.

Police have already said that three youth killed in Lawaypora Hokarsar encounter were militants. It said that two were hardcore over ground workers while third one might have joined militancy recently.

These 3 slain youth were identified as Ajaz Maqbool Ganaie of Mitrigam Pulwama, Athar Mushtaq Wani of Belou Pulwama and Zubair Ahmed Lone, a resident of Turkwangam Shopian.

The trio was buried in Sonmarg area of Central Kashmir’s Ganderbal district. (KNT)

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