Slain policeman laid to rest in Anantnag

Slain policeman laid to rest in Anantnag

Anantnag: The police Head Constable shot dead late Sunday evening by suspected militants at his home in Dooru area of Anantnag was buried in his native Hillar village in Dooru on Monday morning, with only a few people attending the funeral.

The policeman, Manzoor Ahmad Dar, son of Muhammad Akram Dar, was shot dead right outside his home at about 9.30 pm on Sunday. A senior police official from Anantnag told Kashmir Reader that militants fired at him multiple times.

“He was shifted to a local hospital and then efforts were made to take him to the Government Medical College hospital in Anantnag. He, however, succumbed on way to the hospital,” the police official said.

A case has been registered and investigation taken up in the matter, the police official said.

Dar’s body was handed over to his family late Sunday night and he was buried this morning after a funeral, in which not many people could participate due to the ongoing lockdown.

Dar was 44 and was currently posted at police station Larnoo in Kokernag area of Anantnag district. He is survived by his wife, mother, and three children, including a daughter.

There has been an uptick in such killings here in south Kashmir since late March. Five civilians, a former army man, and a policeman have been killed in Kulgam and Anantnag districts since March 21.

Also, a CRPF man was killed when militants attacked a patrol party in Bijbehara town.

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