Srinagar: Amid sobs and tears, emotional scenes were witnessed at the house of slain Supinder Kour at Allochi Bagh, here, on Thursday.
Kour was shot dead at the school she was principal of, at Idgah on Thursday morning.
As soon her mortal remains arrived, the inconsolable family members, relatives and neighbours broke down.
Supinder's mother-in-law Nisser Kour repeatedly asked one question: “What was the fault of my daughter-in-law. She never did anything wrong. Why was she killed so ruthlessly. Shoot me also. I don’t want to live.”
All Parties Sikh Coordination Committee (APSCC) chairman Jagmohan Singh Raina told Greater Kashmir that Kour’s mortal remains will be taken to the Karan Nagar cremation ground on Friday morning, where people in large numbers are expected to pay their last respects to the departed soul.
Raina said that Kour’s cremation could not take place on Thursday as one of their close relatives, residing outside the Valley, will be reaching here on Friday. He said the cremation will take place on Friday morning.
“The emotions were running high throughout the day. The cremation could not take place today as one of her sisters will be reaching here tomorrow” said Raina.
Raina said it was "unfortunate the way Kour was killed in broad daylight". However, he said the Sikh community was cautious not to allow “any vested interests to vitiate the cordial relation of communal brotherhood”.
“The Sikh minority for the last 30 years has ensured that there is communal harmony and brotherhood in Kashmir. We have never allowed the peaceful communal harmony be disturbed and won’t let it happen. There is a need for firm brotherhood even today,” Raina said.
Raina urged the LG-led administration to ensure that the ground situation is not allowed to “go out of control”.
Raina said the Sikh community members are apprehensive to move out or attend offices “until and unless they are ensured safety and security by the government”.
Earlier Srinagar Mayor Junaid Mattu visited the bereaved family and extended condolences.