Slain Farhat Wanted His Father To Be A Haji

KL Report

SRINAGAR

Farhat Dar , the teenager who fell to bullets on Friday in Naidkhie wanted to send his father to Mecca pilgrimage, his father Ghulam Rasool Dar told KNS, a local news agency.

Dar, a horse-cart puller say his son had a hair cut and a bath in the morning. After wearing new clothes, he spent unusually more time in a mosque after Friday congregation was over. He was killed soon after.

Apart from his aged father, Farhat is survived by a wailing mother, an elder sister, an aged grandmother.

“Farhat always used to tell me that his dream is to send me for Haj and want to see his elder sister married,” Farhat’s father said. Farhat’s grandmother is not able to come out of the shock. She remains unconscious for a long time since her grandson was brought home dead.

Basit Ahmad, Farhat’s close friend said while recounting latter’s killing that after Friday prayers he along with Farhat was going for the tuition classes. “Farhat’s family is very poor. He earlier had to leave his studies midway to help his father but he had a great zeal for studies. He resumed his schooling and had to appear in class 10th examinations this year.”

Basit says that most of the time, Farhat used to work as a laborer in the area to help his father. “He always used to remain excited about his sister’s wedding.

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