Parents of Murdered Kupwara Boy Accuse Police Going ‘Lax’ in Probe

SRINAGAR: Parents of 14-year old boy whose body was found in a mutilated condition outside his village 25 days earlier have blamed police of going lax in investigations and trying to shield the actual culprits of the murder.

As per KNS, boys of 14 year Aaqib Nabi Bhat son of Ghulam Nabi Bhat resident of Chabarpora Gugloosa Trehgam of district Kupwara was found in a mutilated condition near a plum tree in the village on July 3 three days after he went missing.

Father of the deceased boy Ghulam Nabi Bhat said: “On July 1, my son along with four of his friends left for Taraveh Nimaz (evening prayers). As they reached near the house of one Mohammad Jamal Mir, the five boys started plucking plums from the plum tree. In the meantime, the house owner’s son came out of his house and four boys flee from the spot leaving my son behind. This is what the four boys have told us. We kept looking for him for three days till we found his body near the same spot on July 3. Then police team from police station Trehgam came and did post-mortem. They also sent samples for forensic investigations on the same day. But till now we didn’t see any report and any headway in the case.”

Visibly broken father said that it took 18 days for police to register an FIR in the case. “I doubt police’s intention and their investigation. When body of my son was recovered on July 3, why was FIR lodged on July 21. No questioning was done to the four boys who accompanied my son that time. The house owner and his son outside whose house the body of my son was recovered were never questioned. They have not questioned anyone, how are they going to solve the case,” he said.

Meanwhile, an official of Police Station Trehgam said that police has registered a case vide no. 58/2015/Section 302 and has started the investigations. “We have questioned many people and are now waiting for the forensic science report. Once that comes we will able to establish the genesis of the case and hopefully will solve the case,” he said.

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