In protest, people keep slain Fisheries guard’s body on road

KL News Network

SRINAGAR

Thousands of people are protesting on the main road in Vessu over the killing of fisheries guard. They are seeking immediate explanation about why his body was delivered at his home almost naked.

Reports reaching from Kulgam said that an ambulance drove the body of Assadullah Kumar to his home in Mundhal late last night. The village is not far away from the highway village of Vessu. Apart from two bullets, the family said the body bore torture marks on his body. Besides, they said, they are unable to understand why the body was dropped at home almost nude.

Early morning, the entire locality assembled at his residence. They took him out of his home in protest and kept the body at the main road on Vessu. They are demanding certain explanations from the government, the employer of Kumar. The slain Kumar is survived by two daughters, mother and a young wife.

Though the local Congress MLA Mohammad Amin Bhat is already in the village, it has not helped cool the tempers. Instead, the people are asking the local administration to visit the village and address the grievances. They want immediate registration of FIR against the army.

Kumar was on duty when a cordon was in place during which he was killed, last night. Locals accuse army of killing the government official.

Kumar was one of three Fisheries employees deputed at their Tchensar centre in Kulgam. Locals alleged that they were beaten by the soldiers. Before leaving from the spot, locals alleged, they left one injured, one dead and took a third one with them. Police maintain that Kumar was killed “in cross fire”.

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