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Family of deceased Budgam girl seeks postmortem report, speedy investigation

Srinagar: A Budgam family demanded speedy investigation into the alleged killing of their daughter.

Carrying the picture of Insha Qayoom, a student of 8th class in Kendriya Vidyalaya School (KVS) Humhama, the family members staged a protest here.

 

Her father, Abdul Qayoom Rather, a policeman from Surasyar, Budgam, said he brought Insha to get better here in 2015.

She was putting up at Humhama, in a house of her friend and classmate, he said.

On September 1, he said, he received a call from a call from the landlord’s son, to inform him about Insha’s death.

“At around 2:40pm, Insha left school, and at around 4 pm, I received the call, saying that my daughter had consumed poison. I asked him to bring her to Hyderpora, but he refused and took her to Budgam hospital,” he said, describing Insha as a “nice and intelligent” girl, who would “never let me down”.

At Budgam, he said, he saw her wrapped in a shroud.

“I broke down and asked for post-mortem, which was eventually conducted the following day. But two months later, the report is yet to be made public,” he said.

The bereaved father appealed Governor, Satya Pal Malik, to intervene.

“I have been visiting Forensic Science Lab, but in vain,” he said.

Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) concerned, Tejinder Singh, said police was on the job.