Srinagar, July 1: The family of the slain youth who was killed according to family in Tunga Top forest area of Kachama in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district, on Sunday held a protest demonstration at Press Enclave, Srinagar and demanded back the slain’s mortal remains.
The family and relatives of the slain youth Mudasir Ahmad Bhat (31) son of Ghulam Ahmad Bhat of Nasti Mohalla, old Barzullah while shouting slogans of justice and demanded to hand over the slain Mudasir’s body to his family.
On Friday, the army claimed to have killed an unidentified militant in an encounter at Tunga Top forest area of Kachama.
Reports said that family was informed by some anonymous caller that the youth killed in Tunga Top forest area of Kachama in Kupwara was their kin Mudasir Ahmad Bhat.
Mudasir had gone missing in 2016 and his family wasn’t sure of him joining the militant ranks.
He was buried at NK Gali area of Jumgund forests late Friday night after conducting the post-mortem and other legal formalities, the family quoted police as having informed them.
“We have been told to carry out legal formalities to seek exhumation of the body and subsequent DNA test for identification purposes,” the family member said.
“We have been wandering from pillar to post to take the possession of his body, but alas! the district police administration is not listening anything,” the family members said.
“We have only one demand that the government should return us the body,” said Mudasir’s sister.
The family appealed to Director General of Police to look into the matter, so that his mortal remains may be brought to home as soon as possible.