Custodial Killing

Varmul, Dec 9: Throwing recommendations of State Human Rights Commission (SHRC) to winds, government has not paid monetary relief to family of a mason who was allegedly killed in custody by troops at...

Varmul, Dec 9: Throwing recommendations of State Human Rights Commission (SHRC) to winds, government has not paid monetary relief to family of a mason who was allegedly killed in custody by troops at Delina here in 2003.
 Haseena of Tantraypora Delina said her husband Manzoor Ahmad was picked up by Captain Atul Sharma alias Sameer of 22 Rashtriya Rifles and two government gunmen Muhammad Yousuf and Manzoor Ahmad of Shiapora on September 7, 2003.
 Haseena said she filed an FIR (224/03) in Police Station Varmul against the accused. "However no action was taken against them. Last year police found his skeleton and clothes near a field in Delina. This confirmed that my husband was killed in custody. Still the accused are roaming scot-free" she said.
 Later the family knocked the doors of SHRC for justice. After examining the witnesses and police reports, the Commission recommend the government to grant exgratia relief of Rs 1 lakh and benefit of SRO-43 to the mason's family.
 "Neither a single penny was paid to us nor the accused were punished. Manzoor was our lone breadwinner. Have can I look after my three small daughters and two sons. We are on verge of starvation," she said and broke down.

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