Father, son killed in Kupwara
Srinagar, May 28: A father-son duo was killed by unidentified gunmen in Rajwar area of Handwara in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district Friday night.
Locals told Greater Kashmir, that three gunmen barged into the house of Ghulam Rasool Mir of Mir Mohalla Bawan at 10:10 pm. “They straightaway entered into the room where Ghulam Rasool Mir (55 years) was sitting and also asked his son, Manzoor Ahmed (29 years), to come down from first floor of the house. Then they fired on the two killing them on the spot,” they said.
“The gunmen later fled from the spot,” they said.
As the news about the killings spread, hundreds of people including children and women took to streets and staged protests in the area this morning. Chanting pro-freedom slogans, the protesters were demanding identification and punishment to the killers.
Later, hundreds of people participated in their funeral.
Ghulam Rasool Mir was a farmer whereas his son was a teacher at a local government school. Manzoor has a two year old daughter and was recently regularized as permanent teacher.
Deputy Inspector General of police north Kashmir Muneer Ahmed Khan blamed the militants for the killings.
“We are investigating their motive behind the killings,” he said.
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