Labourer shot dead in Pulwama

Leaves Behind Widow, Half Widow, 4 Orphans



Aglar (Pulwama) Jan 12: Unidentified gunmen shot dead a labourer after abducting him here in south Kashmir on late Friday evening.
Police on Saturday said the gunmen abducted Muhammad Shafi Dar, 40, from Aglar on last evening and later shot him dead. His bullet riddled body was recovered near a passenger shed in the adjoining village of Akhal, late in the night.
As soon as the word about Dar’s death spread in Aglar pall of gloom descended in the area. Dar’s brother, Shahmeem Ahmed Dar, was abducted by the unidentified gunmen in August 8, 2009 since then he is missing.
Tragedy visiting Dar’s within a span of four years has shattered the family. “Shafi used to feed his wife, three children, his sister-in-law and his son. Now two women, one widow and another half widow, and four orphans within the age group of five to sixteen, have been left to fend for themselves,” said Ghulam Ahmed one of the relatives of the deceased.
“Now who will take care of this poor lot?  They will die of hunger; this poor family has no source of income. How will they spend their lives with these scars,” Ahmed added.
Talking to Greater Kashmir Superintendent of Police (SP) Pulwama Amit Kumar said: “Neither he was an informer, nor was he involved in militant activities. I do not understand the motive behind his killing. I hope things will be clear during the investigations.”
There was no protest demonstration against the killing in the area. “There was uneasy calm. Nobody protested,” Station House Officer of the area said. “Large number of people joined his funeral procession,” he added.
Residents of the area are mum over the killing. “We too are unable to understand the reason behind the killing,” residents said. “Now we expect the government help to family,” they added.
Deputy Commissioner Pulwama, Shafat Noor said that he cannot say how much help the family would get from the government. “It depends on the Police report. They will send the case, then things would be decided,” he added.

Lastupdate on : Sat, 12 Jan 2013 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Sat, 12 Jan 2013 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Sun, 13 Jan 2013 00:00:00 IST

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