Srinagar: Father of one of the three men killed in Srinagar encounter on December 29 has dug a grave in Bellow village of Pulwama district, 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, Mushtaq 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.
However, police earlier in a statement had claimed that three youth killed in Lawaypora Hokarsar gunfight were militants. The statement also said that two among the three killed 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 Bellow Pulwama and Zubair Ahmed Lone of Turkwangam Shopian.
The trio were buried in Sonmarg area of Central Kashmir’s Ganderbal district. (KNT)