Eyes moist, hearts numb as Baramulla youth laid to rest

Thousands of people, who attended the funeral prayers of Waseem Ahmad Lone killed in forces’ firing, were in tears as he was lowered into a grave at his ancestral village of Bunpora in Nadihal area of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district.
Eyes moist, hearts numb as Baramulla youth laid to rest
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Thousands of people, who attended the funeral prayers of Waseem Ahmad Lone killed in forces' firing, were in tears as his body was lowered into a grave at his ancestral village of Bunpora in Nadihal area of north Kashmir's Baramulla district.

The prayers were led by his father Nazir Ahmad Lone at a school ground in the locality.

Lone, according to his family and witnesses, was killed after forces opened "unprovoked" fire on him while he was harvesting crops in his fields at Nadihal area of Rafiabad.

Local hospital authorities said a bullet had hit Lone on his back and pierced through his heart, resulting in his death.  "The bullet had damaged his heart, causing his instant death," said Dr Masood, Medical Superintendent of District Hospital Baramulla.

Earlier today, thousands of people assembled on Baramulla-Kupwara highway with the body of Lone to take part in a peace march.

Amid pro-freedom and anti-India slogans, the body of Lone was then marched to the school ground for last rites.

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