Srinagar: The State Hum an Rights Commission (SHRC) Thursday directed Deputy Commissioner and Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP), Anantnag to file a report regarding the throat slitting of a Kokernag resident detained by police.
Taking cognizance of a petition filed by rights activist, Ahsan Untoo, SHRC Chairman Justice Bilal Nazki called for a report from concerned officials into the circumstances in which the incident took place.
The application moved by Untoo stated that Feroz Ahmed Hajam, son of Ghulam Rasool Hajam, a resident of Khretti village in Kokernag area of Anantnag district, a barber by profession, “has been brutally assaulted by slitting his throat” and is lying almost dead at SMHS hospital.
He pleaded for investigation into the case, and compensation to the victim.
On September 5, police said that Feroz Hajam had been detained for questioning in connection with a case and claimed that Hajam was suspected of being associated with the Jaish-e-Mohammad outfit.
“During the course of questioning the suspect went to attend the nature’s call [sic] and while in the washroom attempted to take his own life by slitting his throat,” the police said in a statement. The police did not reveal the location where Hajam was being questioned.
Hajam is lying motionless and speechless in ward number 1 of SMHS hospital in Srinagar, surrounded by his two sisters. When asked what happened, he reaches for a notebook and writes: “I want justice… Justice is all I want.”