J&K: 3-yr-old watching, his grandfather and CRPF head constable killed in Sopore

Written by Naveed Iqbal
, Adil Akhzer
, Bashaarat Masood
| Sopore, Srinagar |

Updated: July 2, 2020 5:28:15 am

A three-year-old boy walks away from the body of his grandfather (not shown in this photograph) who was killed when militants opened fire on CRPF personnel in Sopore, Jammu and Kashmir, on Wednesday. A CRPF head constable died in the attack. ANI

The three-year-old pretends his hand is a gun, turns the index finger towards himself, acts as if he is pulling the trigger, and mimics the sound of gunshots.

It’s several hours since the child was photographed sitting on the body of his grandfather, killed during an encounter at Sopore on Wednesday morning. He is still wearing the blue track pants and full-sleeved T-shirt that officers at the Sopore Police Station bought for him, to change him out of his blood-stained clothes.

The J&K Police, which released the boy’s photos saying they had rescued him at the site of the encounter, said his grandfather, 65-year-old Bashir Ahmad Khan, was killed when militants opened fire on security forces on the outskirts of Sopore.

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The CRPF, which lost a Head Constable while three of its men were injured, said they had got off…

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