PULWAMA — The body of Farooq Ahmad Mir, a J&K Armed Police Sub-Inspector will be buried in the evening once her daughter arrives home.

His daughter is pursuing Medicine (MBBS) in Dhaka Bangladesh. Mir is survived by another daughter and teenage son besides his wife and ailing-aged father.

Mir was abducted and later shot dead by militants and his bullet-ridden body was recovered from nearby paddy fields, descending gloom in the area. Wails and heart-wrenching scenes were witnessed at the Samboora residence of Mir.

“She has left Dhaka and we expect her arrival by evening,” family and relatives said. “Burial will take place only after she has the last glimpse of her murdered father.”

The slain police officer’s family said Mir left his home at around 8 PM on Friday. “He told us that he was going to irrigate his fields from the nearby stream, but he did not return,” the family said, adding that it brought worries to them and that something was going wrong.

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“Once we reached the fields, we found his bullet-ridden body in the stream from where he used to divert water for irrigation of paddy fields,” they added.

The elderly wailing father of the slain cop Abdul Gani Mir, while exclusively speaking to Srinagar-based news agency Kashmir Dot Com (KDC) at his Samboora residence in a frail voice said, “My son had no animosity with anyone, nor was he involved in any such activity, which could have made him a potential target of anyone.”

Taking sighs, Abdul Ghani said, “He wanted to know why his son was murdered in cold blood, who will now look after me and his children. His wife has undergone surgery very recently. She is not in a state to look after her small children and her elderly parents-in-law.”

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“We are totally devastated and do not know what will be the future of the family,” he said. “Why did they kill him?” was Abdul Ghani’s frequently asked question.

He termed the act as totally un-Islamic and condemnable and said that the killers will be answerable here and hereafter for killing an innocent person.

Demanding a probe into the killing of the Sub Inspector Farooq Ahmed Mir, his nephew Suhail Ahmad Mir whose father is also serving in the police department said a high-level probe should be ordered to unmask the killers of his uncle.

“Such innocent killings are unacceptable and this mad spree should stop forthwith,” he said. “Authorities should take concrete and serious steps to unearth the killers behind these killings.”

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