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A 3-year-old boy was pictured sitting near his grandfather's dead body, as a fight between terrorists and the CRPF broke out in Kashmir's Sopore this morning.
The child was going from Srinagar to Handwara with his grandfather in a Maruti car, when the terrorists opened fire on the CRPF.
To ensure safety, the elderly man reportedly stepped out of the car, which had been caught in the attack.
However, he was hit by the bullets and passed away on the spot.
His young grandchild, unable to make sense of the situation, just sat near him.
THIS PICTURE: Three year old boy sitting over the dead body of his father who was killed while three other paramilitary personnel were injured after militants attacked a CRPF party at Model town of Sopore in North Kashmir’s Baramulla district on Wednesday morning. #Kashmir pic.twitter.com/lH3D9yj1St— Masrat Zahra (@Masratzahra) July 1, 2020
People are dying because of deadly virus all around world. But in #Kashmir virus is not only Coronavirus but Kashmiri Army as well, whose brutality has reached a new level even in this pandemic. Today, they have killed a man in front of a mere 3yrs old grandson. #KashmirBleeds pic.twitter.com/zickzJokZl— Mushaal Hussein Mullick (@MushaalMullick) July 1, 2020
In a statement given to ANI, police officer Azim Khan noted:
When we reached the site, what we saw was disturbing. Our priority was to evacuate the child. It was very challenging as terrorists were firing upon us.