The body of a youth Shabir Ahmad Mir of Tengpora Batamaloo, who was allegedly killed by DSP Yasir Qadri at his residence on July 10, was exhumed on Thursday morning for post-mortem.
The exhumation process began at 8 am under the supervision of the District and Sessions Judge, Srinagar Rashid Ali Dar. All concerned officials and family members of the deceased and their counsel were present.
After exhumation, the body was shifted to Government Medical College (GMC) for CT scan and X-ray. Later the body was shifted to Police Control Room Srinagar where a team of doctors carried autopsy. The team of doctors compromised Dr Riyaz, Dr Arsalan, Dr Zahid, and Dr Zaffar.
"The report of the autopsy would be presented before the District and Sessions Judge Srinagar. The authorities will submit the report in the Supreme Court," said an official.
Pertinently, the Supreme Court had last week directed that the body of the youth be exhumed for conducted autopsy. The directions came after state government challenged the order of Jammu and Kashmir High Court which had upheld the order of Chief Judicial Magistrate Srinagar, directing police to file FIR against DSP Yasir Qadri.
"We direct the State Authorities to proceed in the matter in accordance with the provisions of law and to submit the Post Mortem Report, in a sealed cover, on or before 5th September, 2016," SC division bench comprising justices P C Ghose and Amitava Roy had said.
"It was painful to exhume the body of my beloved son. I agreed to exhume his body with the hope that justice will prevail," said Abdul Rehman Mir, father of the deceased.
"State government tried every tactic to shield accused police officer who killed my son in front of my eyes. I hope the autopsy report would not be tampered with," he said.
In his complaint, Abdul Rehman Mir had alleged that DSP Yasir Qadri and other police personnel had barged into his house at Tengpora, Batamaloo, at 6:45 pm on July 10.
"I along with the family members was watching TV and police party headed by Yasir Qadri forcibly entered my house and started smashing windows and doors. My wife tried to stop the police officer," Mir alleged in the complaint.
"But on this, the police official was infuriated and he assaulted us and hurled invectives upon my wife. My son, Shabir Ahmad Mir, who was present on the spot could not bear beating of his parents and tried to rescue his mother from the clutches of the said police official and other police personnel. On this, the said police official went into rage and started beating my son. Thereafter, he fired two shots on my son from point-blank range. He died on spot," it states.