Jammu & Kashmir

Body found in Bandipora: Family alleges murder, police investigation underway

Aerial view of Bandipora district in North Kashmir. [FPK Photo / Umar Farooq]

Deceased’s mother urges police to conduct thorough probe; says her son should haven’t been killed

Bandipora: A day after the demise of a 26-year-old youth due to serious burn injuries near his “girlfriend’s” home in north Kashmir’s Bandipora district, his family on Thursday alleged foul play, raising serious concerns and giving rise to doubts of a possible murder conspiracy.

On last Tuesday late night, the victim Musaib Mir, a resident of Bandipora town was taken to district hospital Bandipora with several burn injuries and subsequently he was shifted to Srinagar Hospital Where he succumbed to his injuries Wednesday morning.

The sudden death has shocked everyone, including his family, relatives, and friends, leaving them in deep sorrow and disbelief.

The family members, of the deceased youth while speaking to the news agency Kashmir News Observer, alleged that the girl whom he was in relationship with for the last six years had “lured him to her home on that night, where he was allegedly burned not once but twice by her family”.

In a heart-wrenching plea for justice, the grief-stricken mother recounted the horrifying tale of her lone son, who was the only brother among two sisters. She revealed how her son’s life was snatched away by the hands of his girlfriend’s family.

She said her son was called to his girlfriend’s house, only to face a “cruel and merciless fate”. “They took his life and callously burned him showing no mercy for the young soul they extinguished,” she said.

The anguished mother’s voice trembled as she implored for justice to be served, seeking solace in the hope that those responsible for her son’s tragic demise would be brought to account for their heinous actions.

“He was burnt alive by them. Even with 90 percent burn injuries, he tried to say something when I visited him at hospital, but the pain silenced his words,” she added.

“No matter his relationship, my innocent son should never have been killed,” the victim’s mother exclaimed.

“My brother faced daily harassment from them. The girl’s message, ‘You are gone now, fulfil all your passions,’ indicated a sinister plan to kill him,” the victim’s sister, Sahiba Bano said.

Demanding a thorough investigation into what she believe is a murder conspiracy, she seeks justice for her beloved brother.

According to Sharik Ahmad Mir, Musaib’s cousin, Musaib was recently detained by the Police a few days ago. The reason behind his detention was being caught following a girl, to which he fully acknowledged and accepted, resulting in his subsequent release.

“However,” Sharik continued, “the girl later reached out to Musaib, inviting him to her house to apologise and resolve their issues.” Tragically, Sharik revealed, “After this meeting, we discovered his lifeless, burned body at the hospital.”

Meanwhile, the family members and relatives of the deceased youth also staged a protest and demanded strict action against those involved in the alleged murder.

An official stated that the police have initiated formal investigations into the mysterious death, and the inquiry is underway.

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