Srinagar: Thousands of people attended the funeral prayers of the freedom fighter youth in their ancestral villages in Pulwama district. Four fighters were killed by Indian troops during a cordon and search operation in Rajpora area of the district, yesterday.
Multiple rounds of funerals were held for the martyred youth as a sea of people defying restrictions had turned up to participate in their last rites. The villages reverberated with vociferous pro-freedom and anti-India slogans.
The slain were identified as Muzamil Nabi Dar, Waseem Akram Wani, Muzamil Nazir Butt and Haris were buried amid tears and sobs.
Meanwhile, a young boy was killed in a bomb explosion in Laroo area of Pulwama district.
The boy, Arif Ahmad Dar, 10, who was son of Abdul Ghani Dar, received grievous injuries when a ball-shaped toy bomb, he was playing with, went off outside his house on Saturday.
Arif was shifted to Pulwama district hospital. Then, he was referred to SMHS hospital, Srinagar, where he succumbed to his injuries.
On July 11 this year, in a similar incident a boy was killed while three others sustained injuries when a mysterious device they were playing with in their courtyard went off at Meemender Shopian.