SRINAGAR: Family members of one of the three policemen killed in separate militant attacks in Srinagar on Monday were furious over why the sole bread earner of the family was killed by militants, saying he ‘never participated in any anti-militancy operation.’
Family members of Head Constable Nazir Ahmad Mir, who hailed from Handwara area of Kupwara district, said he was innocent and no save person could justify innocent killings on earth.
One of his five unmarried children, Ishfaq Nazir, said, “I ask militants to give me a single reason for which they killed my father. He was innocent and pro-people cop.” The slain policeman is survived by wife, four sons and a daughter, none of whom had reportedly completed their education yet.
Ishfaq said his father was the sole bread earner of the family and now there was nobody who could earn living for them. “Just two days ago my father was at home. We had never imagined that we will get his dead body,” he said.
Hundreds of people reportedly participated in the last rites of the slain policeman. “He was a decent human being who was loved by one and all in this village,” a mourner said.
Earlier the state government, administration and police paid floral tributes to the slain policeman at Police Control Room, Srinagar. Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti led the wreath laying ceremony. Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Singh, Chief Secretary BR Sharma, Director General of Police K Rajendra and other senior government and police officers were present at the ceremony.
Inputs by CNS