Hundreds visit slain cop’s home in Shallabugh for condolence

Hundreds also visited Ganie’s home for condolences.

IRFAN RAINA
Ganderbal, Publish Date: Dec 13 2018 1:37AM | Updated Date: Dec 13 2018 1:37AM
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Hundreds of mourners attended funeral prayers of slain policeman Abdul Majeed Ganie after his body was brought to his home in Shallabugh village Tuesday evening.

Ganie was among the four policemen killed by militants in a surprise attack on their post in Shopian district, hours earlier on the same day. 

Earlier a wreath laying ceremony was held at district police lines Ganderbal where deputy commissioner Ganderbal Dr Piyush Singla, senior superintendent of police Mohammed Khalil Poswal and other district officials paid floral tributes to the slain policeman.

Hundreds also visited Ganie’s home for condolences.

The slain policeman is survived by his wife, two children aged seven and five years, a younger brother and ailing parents.

The shattered family says Ganie was the only breadwinner for them.

The two children were asking for their ‘Abu’ as they struggled to make sense of a sudden rush of people to their home.

"Though they have no idea what had befallen on them but seeing sudden rush of people, wailing and mourning here these kids ask about their father,” said Showket Ahmed, brother of the slain cop. 

His friends remember Ganie as a kind person. 

"He was very friendly in nature besides being a gentleman," one of Ganie’s friends said.

In a statement, National Conference leader and former MLA Ganderbal, Sheikh Ishfaq Jabbar also expressed grief and shock over Ganie’s killing and offered condolences to the bereaved.

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