The father of Suhali Sofi whose son was killed by cops in Narbal area of Budgam district on Saturday claimed that it was ASI Manzoor who killed his son.
“My son after offering Fajar prayers slept for some time. After putting on his school uniform he left home outside ASI Manzoor caught him and slapped him without any provocation. The locals in the area resented action of ASI Manzoor and succumbing pressure he freed him but in a fit of rage ASI Manzoor took his rifle and shot my son from the back. My son received bullet from back and it was ASI Manzoor alias Manzoor Kaala who shot my son,” Abdul Ahad Sofi told CNS.
He said that Manzoor ‘Kaala’ is a well known figure in the vicinity. “This corrupt and killer cop thinks that he is the ruler of the area. Why you are blaming constable only for the act when it is a known fact that it was Manzoor Kaala who killed my son,” Sofi said.
He said that his son was efficient and intelligent and you can check this from Government Higher Secondary School Narbal. “Suhail was only hope for me. I have four daughters and I am shattered,” he said adding that cops who think they rule the roost should be hanged and put to death in full public glare,” he said.
Abdul Ahad Sofi said that it was shocking to him to know CRPF killed his son.
“It was not CRPF but our own local police who killed my son. These ‘drunkard’ cops should be hanged without any mercy. If the government will release and reinstate the ‘killer’ ASI Manzoor Kaala we will come on roads and will appeal to every Kashmiri to expose the shoddy dealings of the present government,” he said.
To a question he said that Suhail was the third victim in their family. “In 2008, we lost Rafiq Ahmed in Army firing and in 2010 we lost Muhammad Omar in police firing,” Sofi said adding that people were shocked when these local policemen fired teargas shells on the mourners on Saturday.