Justice eludes family of murdered Sopore student

Srinagar, January 09, 2018 (PPI-OT):In occupied Kashmir, the family of a class 10 student who was killed by the Indian police in 2011 is living the adage ‘justice delayed is justice denied’ for the past six years. For past five months, Human Rights Commission of the territory awaits statement of a block medical officer who is believed to be in Saudi Arabia. Junaid Ahmad Khuroo’s family had filed a petition with the commission in 2012, saying that the police had murdered him. It contested the police charge that Junaid shot himself with a pistol.

In 2013, a team constituted by the commission carried out the probe and released 15-page report, which revealed how police planned the murder of Junaid. Since the commission was defunct for two-and-a-half years, the report of the investigation was brought before it in 2016. Since then, the family has been awaiting justice. Now, after demolishing the police version, the commission is awaiting the statement of the block medical officer of the sub-district hospital Abdul Rashid Wani, who is believed to be in Saudi Arabia.

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