KL Report


The family members of Sarpanch’s son who was found dead in the town earlier this month Wednesday staged a protest alleging that some unidentified persons, whom they can identify, if police manages to arrest them, murdered Omar Ishak Mir (19). The protestors contested the police claim that it was a natural death and said that the slain youth was murdered after kidnapped by unknown persons when he was on way to a nearby shop.

Pertinently, a village headman’s (Sarpanch’s) son Omar Ishak Mir who was BA First year student was found dead in Tujjar area of Sopore town in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district earlier this month.

The deceased was lone son of his parents and sole breadwinner of the family.

Scores of family members including his relatives and nieghbours assembled at Press Enclave Srinagar and urged upon the police to arrest the culprits without any delay. They said that Omar was kidnapped by unknown persons and it were those persons who murdered him and left his dead body in a nearby stream. “I can identify those persons who kidnapped and killed my brother,” Sufiya Jan, the sister of the deceased youth told CNS.

She said that how come police came at this conclusion that it was a natural death. “Neither the police received FSL nor postmortem report and yet they claimed that it was not a murder. When we are telling them with authority that Omar was murdered then they should investigate the matter thoroughly,” she said.

The protestors said that Omar had injury marks on head and thighs. “We appeal Inspector General of Police to constitute an inquiry team under the supervision of DySP Headquarters Reyaz Ahmed Tantrey. This police officer listens patiently and feels our pain,” they said.

Another protestor said that people in the locality are scared after this incident and majority of the people don’t venture out form their houses after evening hours. “We appeal police to investigate the matter and expose the killers,” they said.


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