Tragic! Dehradun College Confirms Admission of Handwara’s Slain Nayeem




Nayeem Bhat.
Nayeem Bhat.

Family of slain Nayeem Qadir, the 19-year-old cricketer who was killed in forces firing in Handwara on April 12, received another shock when the Dehradun College administrators called them on Tuesday to inform that their son has got admission in the college.


Nayeem had applied to study BSc Forestry in Dehradun College on April 10, two days before he was killed in Handwara town after protests erupted over the alleged molestation of a school girl. Nayeem was set to leave for Dehradun on April 16.

“We got a call from the Dehradun College to inform us that Nayeem has been selected to study BSc forestry in the college. But we informed them that he was killed on April 12,” Zahoor Ahmad Bhat, brother of Nayeem said.

“The caller was shocked after I informed him that Nayeem was killed in police firing here,” he said.

On receiving the information from the college, Zahoor said that all the family members were shocked. “It was another doomsday for us. The same call from the college would have made us happy had Nayeem been alive. But it was another shock for us, especially for our parents,” he said.

Nayeem, the 19-year-old cricketer was selected for All India level coaching camp for cricket three years ago.

A first year student in Government Degree College Handwara, Nayeem had shown extra-ordinary performance in the state level under-19 cricket competition.

Resident of Banday Mohalla, Handwara, Nayeem was the first cricketer selected for under-19 cricket coaching camp from district Kupwara. (KNS)


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