Tragedy revisits Dar family after 14 yrs
Srinagar, Aug 8: Tragedy has struck Dar family of Safa Kadal once again.
While the elder son was paralyzed by the paramilitary BSF personnel 14 years ago, the younger one is today battling with ‘multiple fractures’ at a Srinagar hospital.
Rafiq Ahmad Dar, 27, was admitted to the Bone and Joints Hospital after the CRPF personnel beat him up, ruthlessly.
“Some days back, I left home to get medicine for my ailing brother. But the CRPF troopers beat me ruthlessly and I suffered multiple fractures. They were chasing protesters, but they caught hold of me and started beating me. I pleaded innocence, but they didn’t listen to me,” Rafiq told Greater Kashmir.
Lying on the Bed No. 33 of Ward 16 of the Hospital, Rafiq said, “I have no words to express the pain I am going through. They (CRPF) men beat me up as if they were hitting a stone. They broke their bamboo sticks on my body.”
Besides four stitches in head, Rafiq has sustained fracture in his right arm and leg, left wrist and backbones.
“At least three dozen CRPF men pounced on Rafiq and beat him up savagely,” said his family members.
In 1996, Rafiq’s elder brother, Nissar, was beaten in a similar manner by the BSF personnel.
“In 1996 after a mine blast at Eidgah, paramilitary BSF men barged into a saw mill where Nisar used to work. They beat him up mercilessly following which the right side of his body got paralyzed. Since then he is bed ridden,” said Raja Begum, mother of Rafiq and Nisar. “For the past 18-years, Nisar is lying on bed and his condition has shattered my dreams.”
Rafiq’s condition has added to her mother’s pain. “After my elder son failed to recuperate in Valley hospitals, I took him to Delhi and Jammu. But that didn’t make any difference,” Raja Begum said. “I hope my younger son gets well soon. I have been dying everyday for the past 18-years. Now, Rafiq is going through same situation. I can’t understand how to come to terms with this pain.”
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