Kashmiri Doctor Killed in Libya Laid To Rest

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SRINAGAR: The slain Kashmiri medic, abducted and killed in Libya last Sunday, was laid to rest in his native graveyard here on Thursday.

Irfan Ali, 23, a resident of Shalimar, Srinagar was working in Libya since August 2013. 

He was part of a group of 84 medicos selected from India last year. 

Eight medicos, including Ali, a physiotherapist, was appointed by a hospital in the Derna area of the lawless country. 

According to the family, Ali was kidnapped by unidentified gunmen on Sunday and his body was recovered a day later.

Libya has been in the grip of turmoil following the 2011 ouster Colonel Muammar Qaddafi.

According to the family Ali’s post-mortem was performed on Tuesday and other formalities are being completed. Indian mission in Libya was in constant touch with local authorities, they said. 

Ali’s body was brought to Srinagar on Thursday and laid to rest at local graveyard in Shalimar.

Hundreds of people joined his funeral prayers.

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