Kulgam: A Class 12 student who was abducted and tortured by unknown gunmen earlier this month in Qaimoh area of Kulgam district succumbed to his injuries early Thursday morning at SKIMS Srinagar. Omais Rashid Bhat, son of Abdul Rashid, resident of Qaimoh, was picked up from outside his house by unidentified gunmen on the evening of March 8.
A couple of hours later, he was found lying unconscious in nearby Ves Batpora village. He was spotted by locals who immediately rushed him to the local hospital, from where he was shifted to SKIMS Srinagar.
“Following multiple surgeries at the hospital he finally lost the battle this morning,” a senior police official from Kulgam district told Kashmir Reader. He added, “We have registered a case and investigations are going on.”
Bhat was laid to rest in his ancestral graveyard following a sombre funeral.
A source close to the family said that the family was still in shock at what had happened to Omais. “They have no clue what happened to him. He told them on the hospital bed that he would narrate everything once he got home, but he never did,” the source said.