A 14-year-old specially-abled boy, who died in Jammu and Kashmir’s Handwara yesterday, couldn’t be buried in his household graveyard. Hazim Shafi was buried in Baramulla district, greater than 30 km from his village. The officers have cited coronavirus as the explanation.
The coed of Class 7 was killed yesterday when safety forces repelled a terror assault at Wangam village in Handwara. The police stated he was hit by a stray bullet as he was fleeing from the location. Three CRPF personnel had been killed in motion.
That is the primary time the physique of a civilian killed in firing was not handed over to the household and permission was not granted for burial within the village graveyard.
Dibag Singh, Director Normal of Police, Jammu and Kashmir, stated there was no readability in regards to the teen’s identification until late final evening.
However the burial, the police chief stated, had taken place in presence of his household and the selection of location was as a result of coronavirus issue.
“We take precautions and identical precautions had been taken on this case,” Mr Singh stated. “Due to the coronavirus issue, we needed to take this precautionary step. He was buried in presence of a Justice of the Peace and the household in Baramulla,” he added.
As a part of the Central pointers to regulate the virus, massive gatherings at weddings and funerals have been banned.
The Deputy Commissioner of Kupwara, Anshul Garg, stated they’ll exhume the physique as soon as the outbreak is below management and the burial can happen on the household graveyard.
“Funeral processions have a tendency to collect lots of people. As a regular protocol, the IGP workplace has determined to not bury anyone in the identical locality. Ultimately we will exhume and shift the physique. It’s simply to sort out the scenario this month or so,” Mr Garg stated.
The burial of terrorists at non-descript locations has been occurring for some time. For the previous few years, the police have been burying the our bodies of international terrorists on the Sheeri- Bonyar space of Baramulla district.
Over the past month, the police are usually not handing over the our bodies of native terrorists to their households both. They’re additionally being buried like international terrorists because the authorities have determined to not enable any massive gatherings at any of those funerals.