The Lelhar Kakapora family Friday alleged that one of their members who is a government employ and a relative of active LeT militant is continuously being harassed by Army and different security agencies. They said that in a bid to save himself from the alleged wrath of these security agencies, Shakeel Ahmed Ganai made an attempt on his life by consuming poisonous substance on Thursday evening.
The family of Shakeel residing in Lelhar Kakapora in South Kashmir’s Pulwama district said that one of their close relative Irshad Ganai resident of Padgampora Awantipora is an active Lashkar-e-Toiba militant. “Army and different security agencies picked up Shakeel many times and tortured him mentally and physically. Shakeel is a government employee and has nothing to do with militancy. A few days before he was called by Army at their camp and was thrashed mercilessly for not providing them information about LeT militant Irshad Ahmed Ganai,” they alleged.
The family members further added that on Thursday evening Shakeel received a phone call from an Army camp and was asked to report immediately in the camp. “Sensing the consequences of his reporting at the army camp where he was earlier tortured, Shakeel tried to end his life by consuming pesticide. We immediately shifted him to Sub-District Hospital Kakapora where from he was rushed to SKIMS Srinagar,” the family said.
Reports said that as the news about his attempted suicide spread, people in Kakapora came on roads and staged a protest against the security agencies. (CNS)