Family of Tral boy, who ‘fled’ from Juvenile Home, doubts police version
Parents of a boy from Tral town of South Kashmir's Pulwama district—who reportedly escaped from Srinagar's Juvenile Home recently—have voiced concerns over his safety.
Police recently claimed Mudasir Ahmed Dar son of Ghulam Mohi-ud-Din of Hardumir Tral fled with other two boys—Shamsher Sheikh son of Jalal-ud-din of Bihar and Adil Bashir Bhat of Tral—from the Juvenile Home at Harwan Srinagar.
However Ghulam Mohiudin Dar, father of Mudasir, on Friday challenged the police version, asking "how could the boys manage to flee from the Juvenile Home?"
Dar told Greater Kashmir that it was impossible for the boys to carry stones in their rooms and fight there before allegedly fleeing, as claimed by the police.
"Police said boys resorted to stone-pelting before escaping from the Juvenile Home. How could the boys get stones in their room when they were being regularly monitored and checked?" he said.
Quoting some police officials who said the boys cut the iron-grill and used rope to go down from the third floor, Dar said: "How could they remove the iron-grill and then use rope to go down. It looks all managed. Who provided them the rope? Even after coming down, the Home is encircled with barbed wire. We fail to understand all this."
Voicing concerns over safety of his son, Dar said: "They (the police) have charged him with murder. For them he is a militant. They might kill him as well, may be not in our area but somewhere else and brand him as a foreigner militant."
Mudasir was lodged in Central Jail Srinagar for about 20 months and recently shifted to Juvenile Home at Harvan. Dar said. "He was there for only one month and two days," he said.
"If I will get to know the location of my son, I will cooperate with police," he said.