Slain youth’s family appeals police to make postmortem report public

Srinagar:  The family of slain youth Ovais Ahmad Fafoo of Mandarbagh, whose body was retrieved from River Jhelum at Shadipora Sumbal last week, Wednesday demanded police to make postmortem report public without overstretching the issue.

“My son was murdered in cold blood by one Amir Ayub who is infamous for his immoral and illicit activities like gambling and boozing, My son had carried some 60, 000 rupees cash in his pocket when he left the home on July 22, and this is the only reason as to why Amir killed him,” Shahzada Mother of Ovais told reporters at their residence.   

She claimed that Amir had accompanied her son when he left home and they were last seen at Shivpora area.

“They had entered into some verbal altercation first which ultimately end up on grapple, before pushing Ovais to Jhelum Amir had hit him on his head. He had a severe injury on one side of his head,” she claimed and broke down.       

With the tears trickling down her visibly shaken face, Shahzada said “I want justice, bring my son back or ensure my burial next to him, I want his killer to be punished the way he murdered my son” 

She also alleged that the brother of Amir threaten her family on the fateful day saying “my brother has been arrested by police and he will not be released until and unless your son turn-up in the police station” 

Shahzada said besides frequent threats form brother of Amir, police also left no moment spared to mislead her family form one pretext to another.

“Three people came to my home the fateful day; one was Amir’s brother while the other two were police men in civvies from Rammunshi Bagh police station. Despite the fact both the policemen were well aware about the fate of my son they asked to me ensure his presence in police station,” she claimed. 

She said that Ovais was the lone bread winner and was working tirelessly to sustain his family.

“My husband was a driver, he was hit by a bullet in his leg and since then Ovais was sustaining my family, he was reading in sixth standard when he left studies. He then started selling socks at Habbakadal but failed to meet the both ends, now he had started selling shoes on commission basis, but destiny had some other wishes,” she said. 

She appealed Director General of Police (DG), K Rajendra and Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Srinagar Amit Kumar to personally look into the issue and impress upon police to expedite investigations into the issue.        

“Please make the postmortem report public so that the facts come to fore, now people have started character assassination of my son which is, he was not drug addict but Amir who killed him and then thrown him into river,” Shahzada claimed.

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