PAMPORE: Dr Abdul Gani Khan was busy at work in district hospital Pulwama, tending to the injured who were being brought continuously from Chatpora area of the town where intense clashes were going on between protesters and government forces. Suddenly, among the injured, he saw his son.
Medical Superintendent of the district hospital, Dr Abdul Rasheed Parra, said that Dr Gani’s son, Faizan Ahmad Khan, was brought dead to the hospital.
“Faizan’s father and our colleague Dr Abdul Gani was busy in his professional duties when Faizan was brought to the hospital,” Dr Parra said.
Faizan’s body was brought to his native village, Gosainad Ladhoo in Pampore, late in the evening. Thousands of people from dozens of villages of Pampore had assembled to take part in his funereal prayers, despite the heavy rain falling since last night.
People in Ladhoo village who attended the funeral prayers described Faizan as “a silent boy” with a “rebellious nature”.
Uncle of Faizan, Mohammad Yasin Khan, said that he heard about the killing of Faizan in Srinagar. “It was a shock for me and all other family members,” Yasin said. “We feel devastated.”