Mid-Night Encounter & A Funeral in Frames

After the mid-night ‘encounter’ resulting in death of a local militant, Kashmir Life’s Bilal Bahadur drove to South Kashmir’s Shopian to cover funeral of the slain militant

Farooq Ahmad Sheikh Funeral on May 17, 2016 photo by Bilal Bahadur

After joining Hizbul Mujahideen ranks in 2015, Farooq Ahmad Sheikh died in a brief encounter with forces in the intervening night of Monday and Tuesday.

Farooq Ahmad Sheikh Funeral on May 17, 2016 photo by Bilal Bahadur 1A resident of Nazneenpora, gun battle erupted late Monday night in adjoining Pehlipora.

He is survived by father, mother, wife and two children.

Farooq Ahmad Sheikh Funeral on May 17, 2016 photo by Bilal Bahadur 3

A father of two, late Farooq’s son studies in class fourth while his three year old daughter is suffering from a heart problem.

Farooq Ahmad Sheikh Funeral on May 17, 2016 photo by Bilal Bahadur 4

Militant outfit Hizbul Mujahideen Tuesday paid rich tributes to Farooq Ahmad.

Farooq Ahmad Sheikh Funeral on May 17, 2016 photo by Bilal Bahadur 5

Terming it as “set back to the outfit”, Hizb said, “Farooq Ahmed attained martyrdom before injuring many Indian troopers at Pehlipora Shopian. He was affiliated with Hizb and active in Jammu and Kashmir.”

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