Father’s killing shatters family
UMER MAQBOOL DAR
Srinagar, Sept 25: “What did they get by orphaning my infant baby? How can I make my child understand his father is no more,” screams Rukhsana whose husband Nazir Ahmed Mir, a baker by profession, was shot dead by forces 2-months ago.
Mir of Kawahar Sheeri was gunned down along with 12-year old Adil Ramzan Shiekh of Palhallan in Pattan township of Varmul by paramilitary CRPF troopers and police on July 30.
Rukhsana had her knot tied last year with Mir and both were living a happy life. “Our joy knew no bounds when I gave birth to the child. On hearing the good news, Nazir had left work and come to hospital with new dresses for the child,” Rukhsana recalled, adding that they had together woven dreams about the future of their child.
She said 3-days before her husband was killed he had left Pattan for work promising to return with medicines for her. “But he never returned. Instead his bullet-riddled body came,” she said.
She said her husband was not involved in stone pelting and protests.
What consumes Rukhsana more now is the worry about the future of her 2-month-old baby. “How can I bring up my child,” she asks while tears roll down her face.
Recalling the fateful day, Mir’s colleague Fayaz Ahmed said after ending work they were sitting in front of a shop in Pattan.
“The CRPF troopers who were chasing protesters opened indiscriminate fire. A bullet hit Nazir in head and he fell on the ground. Blood was continuously oozing through his head and when I tried to take him to hospital they (CRPF) stopped and thrashed me with gun butts and bamboo sticks,” he said.
“Anyhow, we rushed him to JVC Hospital but doctors referred him to SKIMS, where he succumbed to injuries later,” he added.
Death of Mir, who was the lone breadwinner of his family, has also shattered his mother Fatimah Begum, who had brought up her son with great difficulty after the death of her husband.
“I did menial jobs in neighbours’ houses after my husband passed away to bought up my son. However, the day he (Mir) started earning, my son did not allow me to do that work and now we were living a happy life,” she said.
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