As the family of slain Gowhar Nazir Dar of HMT here was still mourning his killing, his grandmother passed away after hearing about death of her beloved last night.
Gowhar was killed on Saturday after being hit on head by a teargas canister fired by paramilitary CRPF troopers. His maternal grandmother, Rehti Begum, (60) was staying at her daughter's house at Mustafabad, HMT, for past two months.
"Gowhar was dear to her and she could not bear his killing. We tried to hide the truth from her, but could not," said Habibullah Dar, the slain youth's uncle.
"We had kept her at the neighbour's house when Gowhar's body reached our locality. However, when people from her native Budgam district came to extend condolences, some of them informed her about Gowhar's killing. She rushed to our house and fell unconscious. We rushed her to JVC hospital Bemina where she breathed her last on Sunday evening," said slain Gowhar's cousin, Inayatullah Dar.
"We were still mourning Gowhar's killing as another tragedy struck us," Dar said.
Pertinently, Gowhar was killed on November 7 at Zainakote when he had left his house to fetch milk. Police said a tear gas shell fired by the CRPF men hit his head resulting in his death.