Victim family awaits justice in IIOJK despite passage of 8 years

Srinagar, August 27 (KMS): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, the family of an 11th standard student, Zahid Iqbal, who died in a mysterious drowning in August 2013, is still awaiting justice despite the passage of eight years.

Zahid Iqbal died in August 2013 due to the Indian army atrocities in Srinagar.

According to the family, Zahid Iqbal of Padshahi Bagh, Srinagar, went ‘mysteriously’ missing on August 23, 2013 from his home. The family had called Zahid on his cell number, which had been put on switch off mode.

According to the family, when Zahid did not return home till late evening, they started searching for him. “We tried several times on his number but it was continuously on switched off mode,” his uncle, Dilawar Ahmad said. “We started searching for him continuously for many days and a missing report was lodged at the Raj Bagh Police Station,” he added.

“We got shocked when on August 26, 2013 while searching for Zahid, we found his tortured body from river Jhelum near footbridge Lal Chowk and it cleared he was murdered,” he said.

Meanwhile, police investigation remained silent and did not come up with the facts, the uncle of victim, Dilawar Ahmad. “Now on his 8th death anniversary, we appeal to the authorities, to look into this case once again and bring the culprits to justice,” said uncle of the victim.

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