SRINAGAR: Mirwaiz Umar Farooq-led Hurriyat Conference on Saturday condemned the brutal and merciless killing of an 11-year-old boy Umar Farooq in Kupwara.
A spokesperson of the conglomerate in a statement issued here termed the killing of minor boy as the murder of humanity and demanded stern punishment to guilty involved in the act.
“The unidentified people first kidnapped minor Umar and then brutally killed him and later threw his body on road which is not only extremely condemnable but takes the lid off the rot in Kashmiri society where heinous crimes are taking place now,” he said.
He said such incidents have raised goose-bumps of every concerned citizen of Kashmir. “It is high time that all the concerned and responsible people across Kashmir rise to the occasion to stop such incidents happening in the future,” he said.
The spokesperson expressed heartfelt condolence and solidarity with the family of slain Umar, who was the only son of parents among seven siblings, and hoped that the probe initiated in the incident would be taken to its logical conclusion.
He expressed hope that this time the fate of probe commission ordered by police won’t meet the same end as that of hundreds of probes ordered in the past.