Asad Ullah Kumar’s last journey

KL News Network

Srinagar

Minutes after forces laid siege in Tchansar village of south Kashmir’s Kulgam district Friday evening, few gunshots were heard. The two bullets pierced on duty guard of Fisheries department Asad Ullah Kumar, one in chest & other in thigh. Locals allege that 39-year-old Kumar was killed by army, while police claims that he was killed in cross firing. Family says body was tortured and nearly naked. Kashmir Life’s Photo Chief Bilal Bahadur left Friday morning to capture pain & agony in Mundhal Devsar

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Inconsolable daughter of Asad Ullah Kumar having the last glimpse of his father at his residence in Mundhal Devsar. The family  refuted the police version of Kumar getting killed in cross firing. The government has ordered a magisterial probe by Assistant Commissioner Revenue Shahnawaz Ahmed. State Congress chief G A Mir while condemning the killing demanded probe to identify the culprits.

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Frail old mother of Asad Ullah Kumar wailing over the body of his son who had left his home for duty and returned as corpse. The colleagues of Kumar staged protest in Srinagar’s press enclave and demanded  an impartial probe. The protestors said that Kumar was killed while performing his official duty so they demand justice to be prevailed to the bereaved family.  “We demand due compensation and job to the next of kin of the deceased,” the protesters shouted.  The guards also appealed to the Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti to ensure justice in the case and provide the victim’s family all necessary assistance and compensation.

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Wrapped in a blanket, men, women & children among the mourners taking the body of Kumar for the last journey. The protesters blocked the Srinagar-Jammu highway. Senior police and civil officials arrived at the spot and pacified protesters by ordering probe and also assured  that victim’s family will also get the ex-gratia and a job under SRO 43.

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