A 14-year-old specially-abled boy, who died in Jammu and Kashmir’s Handwara yesterday, couldn’t be buried in his household graveyard. The boy was buried in Baramulla district, greater than 30 km from his village. The officers have cited coronavirus as the rationale.
The coed of Class 7 was killed yesterday when safety forces repelled a terror assault at Wangam village in Handwara. The police mentioned he was hit by a stray bullet as he was fleeing from the positioning. Three CRPF personnel have 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 Basic of Police, Jammu and Kashmir, mentioned there was no readability in regards to the teen’s identification until late final night time.
However the burial, the police chief mentioned, had taken place in presence of his household and the selection of location was because of the coronavirus issue.
“We take precautions and identical precautions have been taken on this case,” Mr Singh mentioned. “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 manage the virus, massive gatherings at weddings and funerals have been banned.
The Deputy Commissioner of Kupwara, Anshul Garg, mentioned they will exhume the physique as soon as the outbreak is beneath management and the burial can happen on the household graveyard.
“Funeral processions have a tendency to assemble lots of people. As a typical 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 deal with the scenario this month or so,” Mr Garg mentioned.
The burial of terrorists at non-descript locations has been taking place for some time. For the previous couple of years, the police have been burying the our bodies of international terrorists on the Sheeri- Bonyar space of Baramulla district.
During the last month, the police aren’t 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 permit any massive gatherings at any of those funerals.