Hundreds turn up for funerals of Baramulla youths

Baramulla, May 1: Hundreds of people on Tuesday participated in funeral prayers of the three youths who were killed by unknown assailants at Khanpora in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district last evening.

Reports reaching here said that hundreds of people participated in the funeral prayers of the trio— Asif Ahmed Shiekh,  Haseeb Ahmad Khan and Mohammad Asgar killed late last evening at Iqbal Market of Khanpora area.

The funeral was held at their native place in old town area of Baramulla and emotional scenes were witnessed.

Police blamed militants for killing the three persons even as militants including Hizbul Mujahideen also distanced from the killings.

“Preliminary investigation reveals complicity of LeT in the case. One Pakistan based and two other local militants of old town Baramulla are the principal suspects in this case and wanted by the law. Police have started the investigation into the matter,” a police spokesman had said.

Hizb’s also “strongly condemned the killing of three civilians by gunmen.” (GNS)

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