Farooq had 3 daughters to live for
SHABIR IBN YUSUF
Srinagar, May 10: At their home in Batamaloo locality of Srinagar, when the family bade ASI Farooq Ahmad Sheikh a goodbye for his duties four days ago, they never knew that they were seeing him last.
Killed in Pulwama town Friday afternoon, Farooq is survived by three daughters, two sons and wife. Two of his daughters are married, one son is an auto driver and another salesman. Farooq’s third daughter is engaged and the family was preparing for her marriage. The officer was on the verge of retirement from police service.
As the pallbearers took the body for burial, the women wept. His youngest daughter wailed: “Why you left us? Who will feed us now?”
For the relatives, Farooq was a gentle person. “He was a noble soul,” says Abdul Rashid, one of his relatives. “He cared for everybody in relation,” he adds.
"The family is finished as Farooq was its backbone,” says Mukhtar Ahmad, his another relative.
The slain police officer wanted to see his two sons settle in life.
According to the family, Farooq was first appointed in J&K Police as Constable Carpenter in 1979. He served in the department in almost all areas of Kashmir and was presently posted in south Kashmir since October 2006.
Lastupdate on : Fri, 10 May 2013 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Fri, 10 May 2013 18:30:00 GMT
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