SRINAGAR: One of the two civilians Sagir Ahmad shot dead by unknown gunmen militants in Litter village in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Saturday, had migrated to the Valley about one and a half years ago from Saharanpur in Uttar Pradesh to help his family get out of poverty, reported NDTV.
According to report, since moving to the Valley, he was able to manage a steady income and used to send money back to his family.
“He was a carpenter by profession. He was working in Kashmir for one-and-a-half-years. We spoke to him 3-4 days back. We had asked him about the situation he had assured us that everything was fine. He was planning to visit us,” NDTV quoted Sagir Ahmed’s younger brother, Naseem as having said.
Sagir Ahmed is survived by a family of five, including an unmarried daughter, in Sahranpur in western Uttar Pradesh.
“We want justice. We want compensation. He was the sole breadwinner for the family. I have a brother and three sisters to look after,” NDTV quoted Ahmed’s daughter Nazrana as saying.
“We have met the family. He is survived by a son and four daughters, one of whom is unmarried. His son is also a carpenter in Barmer. Their financial condition is not good. We will ensure they get adequate compensation from the government. We are also trying to retrieve the dead body from Kashmir,” NDTV quoted Archana Dwivedi, Additional District Magistrate, East, Saharanpur as having said.