Young Business Man Killed in Russia Laid to Rest in Kashmir



Yasir's body reached his around 1 Pm on Saturday. (KL Image: Bilal Bahadur)
Yasir’s body reached his home around 1 Pm on Saturday. (KL Image: Bilal Bahadur)

A young Kashmiri businessman, Yasir Shiraz, 27, who was hacked to death by unidentified robbers and decamped with cash and his other belongings at Kazan province of Russia, was Saturday laid to rest at his ancestral graveyard in Kashmir.

According to his friend, the body of Yasir, who succumbed to his injuries on Wednesday, arrived at Srinagar International Airport in the wee hours on Saturday, was buried at his ancestral graveyard at Hassanabad in Rainawari.

Amid, tears and sobs, thousands of people attended the funeral procession of Yasir.

He told KNS that he was attacked by some goons in Russia and after battling for his life for few days, he was declared dead on Wednesday.

“Yasir was returning to his hotel when some unidentified robbers hit him on his head with a rod causing serious wounds. He was immediately rushed to the hospital where he slipped into coma for a few days,” he said.

The family, relatives and other were seeking stern action against the goons who attacked Yasir in Russia.

Earlier, external affairs minister Shushma Swaraj took to ‘Twitter’ to inform about the tragic death of Yasir. “I am pained to inform that Yasir – an Indian medical student from Srinagar has succumbed to injuries in Russia,” she tweeted.

Coming from a business family, Yasir was dealing in handicrafts particularly paper machie goods and was on a business trip when he was attacked.

According to reports, Yasir had gone to Russia for business purpose. “While the taxi had dropped him around 7 pm and when he was walking on the road, somebody hit him on his head from behind. They took away his bag containing money, passport and other things” reports said.

However, unconfirmed reports said that Russian police have also registered case in this regard while the investigating into the matter is still on.

Meanwhile senior PDP leader and Member of Parliament (MP), Tariq Hameed Karra Saturday expressed grief over the killing of Kashmiri businessman who was killed by unidentified robbers in Russia.

While expressing sympathy with the bereaved family, Karra said that Government of India should take up this issue with the Russian government and time bound probe should be ordered in this regard.

Seeking relief from GoI to the bereaved family, Karra said that he will try to help the family of Yasir Sheraz in every aspect.

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