Alleging son’s death due to pellets, Kashmir family awaits filing of Counter FIR
‘Mama mai kai gov buthes’ (Mom what happened to my face?) were the last words of Asrar Ahmad Khan, that his 49-year old mother still remember while he was battling his life at Sher-e-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS), the Valley’s premier hospital.
Shaheena’s son, Asrar (18) was allegedly killed by government forces at Elahibagh locality of Srinagar on August 6, a day after Indian Government led by Narendera Modi scrapped special status of the erstwhile state.
According to her, Asrar was directly targeted by the forces with pellets when he was playing with his friend at a local playground, barely a stones-through away from his home. He was taken to the hospital in critical condition where he succumbed to injuries after 29 days on September 4. Asrar was the 2nd causality after Article 370 was removed from the Indian Constitution.…
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