Arif Dar, a young budding cricketer studying in Class 8 in a private school in Kakapora, left home on August 25, 2015, with Rs 70 and his cricket uniform in a backpack. Almost two years later, the 15-year-old returned home dead.
The family said he was only interested in cricket and they were in for a shock when his gun-totting pictures appeared on social media. According to a police source, both Dujana and Lelhari were given an option to surrender but they did not budge.
While the family ruled out “surrender as an option’’ saying Arif was “working in the name of Allah’’, a few residents of the area questioned the handlers who induct young children in their ranks. However, thousands turned up to take part in his last rites.