The body of Mudassir Kamran, 29 was flown to his native village in Parigam area of Pulwama district from Hyderabad on Monday afternoon. His funeral prayer was attended by more than twenty thousand people who had come from adjoining areas of south Kashmir.
Later the body of the deceased was kept in the compound of a local primary health center. The people were demanding for a new post mortem by Kashmiri doctors.
The Hurriyat (G) Chairman, Syed Ali Geelani addressed the funeral gathering over telephone from New-Delhi. He denied the claims that Mudassir’s death was the cause of suicide. He said, “They are making it propaganda and are projecting it as a suicide which it is not. He was a pious soul and is a martyr.” After that the telephone call was hung. Other Hurriyat leaders from the locality also attended the funeral prayers of Mudassir.
As per some locals, present at the funeral procession, Mudassir was taken for last prayers amidst pro freedom and anti India slogans. They alleged that visible torture marks were all over the body of Mudassir.
Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Monday said that Mudassir’s death was not mysterious.
Earlier the family of the deceased had refused to perform the last rites as they alleged that the body had torture marks. They were demanding senior authorities to witness their claims.