SRINAGAR: A pall of gloom descended upon Yachama Kangan area of Ganderbal district after the body of a policeman, killed in Zewan Srinagar attack reached home on Tuesday.
According to reports, the body of policeman Rameez Ahmad Baba, who was among the three cops killed by suspected militants in Zewan Srinagar attack last night, reached to his native village on Tuesday afternoon.
Quoting witnesses news agency KNO reported that hundreds of mourners from different areas of Kangan belt including men and women and children thronged to Yachama the native village of the slain cop to take part in his last rites.
Amid sobs and tears, the body of Baba was later laid to rest in his ancestral graveyard in which hundreds of people participated.
Baba has left behind three sisters, a brother and an elderly ailing father.
“He (Baba) was our lone bread earner and with his killing, we have the last everything. There is none in our family who is earning,” his family members said. “His killing has left us all in shock.”
The wreath-laying event for slain cop was held at District police line Ganderbal.
Three police cops were killed and 11 others sustained injuries after suspected militants opened fire at the vehicle of the 9th battalion Indian Reserve Police (IRP) at Zewan area of Srinagar city last evening.