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May 21 On 21st May, 1990 three gunmen entered inside the bedroom of the Mirwaiz e Kashmir, Moulvi Mohammed Farooq who had refused security, and shot him dead. Mirwaiz had...

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"Who will Pay for the Medicines of His Mother Now?" asks father of Slain Cop Featured

May 17

Slain police cop who was shot dead by suspected militants at Bijbehara yesterday left his family shattered as hundreds of people rushed to slain cops home to mourning.

The 23 year old Bilal Ahmad son of Mohammed Abbas Shah R/O Malikpora Verinag in Islamabad (Anantnag) was lone bread winner of his family but today the whole neighborhood and family is completely shattered as the lone son of Mohammed Abbas killed at Bijbehara on Tuesday.

“We received a call yesterday afternoon informing us that Bilal was injured in Bijbehara attack,” said Mohammed Abbas.

I immediately rushed to the Bijbehara Hospital where we were told go to District police line in Anantnag police, upon reaching there, I saw my son was dead, Said his father Mohammed Abbas while narrating the horror of that day.

Inside the small two-storey house is Bilal’s devastated mother, Saleema Bano, is being consoled by the neighbor women, “Keep patience, Bilal has gone to meet his Lord.”

Nobody in the house is speaking amid the cries of Bilal’s parents and neighbors. Bilal was lone son of his parents and was survived by his parents elder sister and Grandmother.

His father Mohammed Abbas Shah was a labour before Bilal got this job two years back. “All the responsibilities of his family were on Bilal’s shoulders,” says his neighbour.

They said, “He would bear the expenditure of medicines of his parents and studies of his sister.”

They said he was working hard to construct a new house and was trying his best to take his family out of hardships.

The whole village is in a state of shock. On Tuesday evening, Bilal was laid to rest at his ancestral graveyard at Malikpora Verinag, Hundreds of people participated in his funeral, amid tears.

In the past few months, along with rise in the numbers of Militant deaths, 12 Local Policemen have also lost their lives.

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