Thousands participate in funeral prayers of Sopore militant slain in Kreeri gunfight

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Srinagar: The body of second slain militant who was killed in a gunfight along with his accomplice in Kreeri area of Pattan in Baramulla district was Friday handed over to his family.

Witnesses said that  Minhajul Mohiudin Mir’s body was handed over to his family today in the afternoon around 3:30 pm after the family identified him at Police Station Baramulla.

They said that thousands of people marched to his native village at Brath Kalan. Later the slain body was taken to Boys Middle School ground here where thousands of people participated in his funeral prayers.

Two to three armed youth appeared at the funeral, witnesses said, and offered a gun salute to their fallen colleague.

They said that Mir’s body is being taken to martyrs graveyard for burial amid massive pro-freedom and anti-India slogans.