Kashmiri businessman’s body reaches native village in Kupwara


KupwaraKashmiri businessman’s body reaches native village in Kupwara

Fayaz Hameed

Srinagar, April 11 (GNS): Body of a Kupwara businessman, who was killed in Punjab last week, reached his native village in north Kashmir district on Monday amid protests.

The businessman Maqsood Ahmad Shah (27) son of Mohammad Dilawer Shah was found murdered at village Parjian Kalan in jurisdiction of Mehatpur police station of Jalandhar district in Punjab on Saturday.

Soon after the body reached Kralpora, hundreds of people who were already gathered there since morning took the body in a procession towards their village Thandipora amid sloganeering. The protesters were demanding stern action against the culprits.

“As the body reached Thandipora village for last rites, a pal of gloom descended in the entire area with women wailing and beating their chests,” Javid Iqbal, a neighbour of the deceased told news agency GNS.

Maqsood, father of three children, a resident of Thandipora Kralpora had gone missing on April 2. Maqsood was into shawl business in Shahkot area of Punjab province and was there since November, Shah Zaman, younger brother of Shah Maqsood had said.

“His family came to know that their son was missing and family members including his brother Shah Zaman rushed to Shahkot where they filed a missing report”.

Pertinently, SSP Rural Harmohan Singh had told Srinagar based news agency GNS over phone that they have received a complaint on April 4 regarding the missing of the businessman and the investigations have been launched immediately.

He had said that the victim’s legs were tied and he has been apparently strangulated. “A wire was also found tied in his neck,” he had said.

A case FIR No 48 u/s 302, 201 IPC has been registered and further investigations has been launched, he had said.

The SSP had assured that culprits will be arrested soon and strict action will be initiated against those behind the murder. (GNS)