Investigation into Burhan’s killing hits dead end
Srinagar, November 17: A three year old boy named Burhan Bashir was killed in September during militant firing in the North Kashmir’s Sopore town but police has failed to give a logical conclusion to the investigation. The police has been unable to trace the main assailant involved in the firing.
Pertinently, Burhan Bashir, a student of pre-nursery was strolling with his father in the streets near his home on September 18 when some militants came and started firing. The bullet hit both the father and the son. While the father died on the spot, the toddler succumbed to his injuries at a Srinagar hospital on September 19.
The incident sparked anger of the people all across the state on social networking sites. The Chairman of the hardline Hurriyat Conference Syed Ali Geelani termed the killing of this innocent kid as an “unpardonable crime, whosoever has done it” and called for a shutdown the following day. The investigation to nab the murders of the three years old started by the police department.
During investigation, police found out that two people were involved in the firing and they have arrested one accused. Unfortunately, the main assailant identified by the police has gone off the radar and the investigation has hit a dead end. Both the accused were the a residents of nearby Handwara sub-district, a senior police officer said.
As per police, Burhan’s father was a former militant. Upon questioning, the arrested accused said that the motive behind the attack known to his accomplice. But he has remained untraceable after the attack and the investigation so far has remained inconclusive.
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