'CBI shielded culprits, staged exhumation drama'
Shopian, May 28: Family members of teenager Asiya and her sister-in law Neelofar, who were allegedly raped and murdered in this south Kashmir district on May 29 last year, accuse state government and the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) of shielding the culprits.
“The CBI played with our emotions. They staged the exhumation drama only to add insult to our injury. The probe report submitted was nothing more than a bundle of lies,” Shakeel Ahmed Ahangar, husband of Neelofar and brother of Asiya told Greater Kashmir.
Shakeel said that despite all odds being against him he would continue to fight for justice. “I am thankful to people of Shopian in general and Majlis-i- Mashawrat in particular for their support and their resilient approach. I would not have been able to do anything alone,” he said.
The Majlis President Abdul Rashid Dalal said that they would continue to support Shakeel and fight till they get justice.
Scores of media men have visited Shakeel’s house during the past few days to seek details for their stories. Shakeel keeps on narrating the tragic event to every scribe who visits him.
Recalling that fateful day Shakeel said that it was Asiya’s first visit to the orchard they had purchased on the banks of Rambiara Nallah. “Asiya after returning from school took meals and was then preparing to offer Asar prayers. However, Neloofar requested her to come along with her to the orchard,” Shakeel said, adding, “ It was Asiya’s maiden visit to the orchard.”
Shakeel said that Neelofar had told Asiya that it won’t take them much time and she can offer prayers after they return. “Both of them left never to return,” he added.
“Asiya wanted to become an engineer and then go for civil services but her dream remained unfulfilled,” Shakeel said.
Her elder sister, Roohi a student of B.SC 3rd year, who according to the family members, was very close to Asiya is still in a shock. “Asiya was a very quiet, sober, simple and down to earth girl and used to offer prayers five times a day besides reciting Quran after the Fajar prayers.
She never showed any interest in going for shopping and buying trendy clothes or ornaments. She used to prefer buying books and science magazines,” said Roohi and broke down.
Asiya’s batch mates described her as intelligent, helpful and a very innocent girl.
“She was quite friendly with everyone and often used to discuss studies and latest developments in science and technology with us and being the topper in the class the teachers quite often asked her to deliver lessons to her batch-mates,” Asiya’s friends Shaila Jan and Rasia Manzoor recalled.
Her teachers in the Green Land Public school where from she underwent her schooling right from the Nursery class missing her. “Unlike other girls she had opted for Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics with Environmental Science as an optional subject. She was very intelligent and hardworking,” they added.
“Besides being good in academics she was an excellent orator and was always ready to participate in seminars, debates and quiz programs,” teachers said.
The Principal of the Green Land Public School, Ashiq Ahmad said, “We had lot of expectations associated with her. She had made our school proud by securing distinction in the 10th standard and we were expecting another brilliant performance from her in the 12th class examination.”
“Besides being good in academics she was an excellent orator and used quite interested in seminars, debates and quiz programs,” said the teachers.
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