Kupwara: It has been two years since a minor child was mercilessly killed by culprits in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district.
But despite a relentless struggle, the poor family of 8-year-old victim, Umar Farooq, is still awaiting justice.
On his second death anniversary, the family regretted unprecedented delay in identifying and arresting the culprits.
Umar’s father wondered what was preventing Crime Branch from identifying and arresting the culprits.
The horrific murder of Umar, a Gulgam village resident, who was the only support to his parents of meagre means and seven sisters, has left the family devastated.
What has been haunting poor family of the victim is the fact that they are still making visits to Crime Branch officials for justice but sadly the justice continues to elude them.
The culprits had mercilessly chopped off the right arm of victim before throwing his burnt body into a river.
His killing had triggered widespread protests across North Kashmir prompting government to handover the case to Crime Branch.
Umar’s mother made a fervent appeal to the Lt. Governor and senior Crime Branch officials for justice.
Umar’s father, a street vendor had toiled hard to admit him in a private school but the culprits, who are still at large showed no mercy to snatch his only son from him.
The victim’s family has been fighting for justice for past two years, but sadly, there seems to be no end, to their long struggle for justice.
His sister wondered, why was the investigating agency unable to nab the culprits even after two years.