SRINAGAR: Misra Beguam, the housewife who was killed in the early morning firing by forces in Handwara was laid to rest amid pro-freedom slogans. Three militants were killed in the encounter as well.
Misra was a resident of Unisoo village, where the firing took place. She was buried in their ancestral village.
Reports said hundreds of people participated in Misra’s funeral braving inclement weather. She is survived by a minor son of around 18 months. She was living with her parents and her husband, a ghar-damaad. Identified as Ishfaq Ahmad, he was married to Misra for less than two years.
The civilian killing led to mass anger as people from all walks of life protested and condemned the killing.
Pro-freedom parties condemned the killing.