Amid sobs, tears thousand attend funeral prayers of slain Shopian boy


Thousands of people on Thursday attended the funeral prayers of civilian Umar Kumhar, a ninth class student who was killed during clashes with government forces near the encounter site at Turkewangam village of Shopian district.

slain Shopian boy who was killed during  clashes near encounter site in Turkawangam village of Shopian district

Reports said that thousand people poured onto streets as the body of a slain boy were lifted the scenes were poignant amid the chanting of pro-freedom slogans, hailing the “martyr.”

An eyewitness said that scores of men and women wept bitterly as the body was being carried towards its final resting place, adding that Umar was laid to rest with his school uniform shirt over his body.

Reports also said that women and children especially his classmates showered toffees and flowers on Umar’s body.

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