Hundreds participate in funeral prayers of slain Driver killed by unknown gunmen in Sopore


Sopore , Hundreds of people on Saturday participated in the funeral procession of slain civilian who was shot dead by unknown gunmen at Harwan Zainageer in Sopore outskirts on late Friday evening.
Amid sobs and tears, people attended the funeral prayers of slain Mohammad Ashraf Mir son of Muhammad Jamaal Mir resident of Harwan Bomai Sopore. He was laid to rest at his ancestral graveyard at Harwan.
A Sumo driver by profession, slain Ashraf is survived with 2 wives and 3 minor children – two daughters and a son. One of the wife, Saima Bano who was critically injured in the shoot out is struggling for her life at Srinagar hospital.
Earlier, police in a statement said that militants on Friday evening entered into the residential house of a civilian Mohammad Ashraf Mir son of Jamal Mir at Harwan in Bomai area of Sopore and fired upon him and his wife. Both were injured critically in this incident and were evacuated to Sub District Hospital Sopore however Mohammad Ashraf Mir succumbed to his injuries.
“Mohammad Ashraf Mir aged 35 years was a driver by profession. Mir had received a bullet injury in his chest. At Sub District Hospital Sopore he was declared brought dead,” the police statement said.
The statement further said that slain civilian’s wife Saima, 32 was also shot in both legs. She was taken to SD Hospital Sopore where from she has been referred to Srinagar for specialized treatment