Suhail Sofi’s death devastates family


Sopore, Mar 20: The killing of 18-year-old Suhail Ahmad Sofi by unidentified gunmen late Tuesday night in Doabgah near here has shattered the youth’s family.
Suhail had recently passed his matriculation examination and was the only hope for his family to give them a better life. “His killing has devastated us,” says his devastated father Ghulam Nabi Sofi. “It means end of our lives.”
Suhail’s house at Doabgah is dominated by wails of women who beat their chests at the killing of a boy who was as dear to them as life. He was called Amir in his family and friend circles.
“At around 9.00 pm on Tuesday, Suhail stepped outside his home after a friend called him. After an hour, we saw his dead body,” Ghulam Nabi said. Suhail is survived by his parents, sister and a brother. “Suhail offered Isha (night) payers at the local mosque and came back to home. He ate food and went upstairs. Soon a friend called him to meet him outside,” his father says. “When the two friends were talking around 9.00 pm, some gunmen fired at Suhail in legs injuring him seriously. While his friend ran from the spot, Suhail took shelter in the mosque. The gunmen killed him inside the same mosque where he had earlier offered his night prayers,” he says.
After hearing the gunshots, the family was frightened and stepped out to look for their son. “When we stepped outside, more firing was taking place at a distance. We were terribly frightened. After a while police informed us that Suhail has been killed,” his father says.
Suhail was taken to Sopore hospital at 11.00 pm. At around 1.00 am, his body was brought back to home. He was buried Wednesday morning at around 9.00 am amid sobs.
With the killing, locals say the family has been robbed of all the joys of life. “Ghulam Nabi is a laborer. The family has no sound source of income. Suhail’s killing is utter devastation for them,” says one of the neighbors. He said Suhail was a hardworking student and for the family nothing mattered more than Suhail’s studies. “He was a hope for them. Ghulam Nabi has never complained of his life but gave his best to it. He labors day in and day out. Now he is a broken man.”

Lastupdate on : Wed, 20 Mar 2013 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Wed, 20 Mar 2013 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Thu, 21 Mar 2013 00:00:00 IST

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