Srinagar: Head Constable Ghulam Mohammad Dar, who was shot dead on Tuesday evening by militants outside his home was the sole bread-earner of the 8-member family consisting of wife and seven daughters.
Police said terrorists fired upon Head Constable Dar, a resident of Wailoo Kralpora in Baramulla outside his residence. He was critically wounded and shifted to hospital where he was declared brought dead by Doctors.
The HC was posted in Srinagar and was at home the entire day yesterday as there was some construction work going at his residence.
“In the evening our father went to drop the plumber and when he returned he was shot at the gate of residence,” lamented Ulfat, the eldest daughter of Dar with tears rolled down.
“We are devastated … Except for our father, we have no male members in the family . And he too was killed….”
A pall of gloom has descended on the native village of HC.
“Just imagine the tragedy that seven daughters have got orphans now and the difficulties the family will face,” said a local resident over the phone.
On late Tuesday, a wreath laying ceremony was held at District Police Lines Baramulla to pay homage to the Head Constable. Civil and police officers including Deputy Inspector General north Kashmir Vivek Gupta, Senior Superintendent of Police, Baramulla, Amod Ashok Nagpure; Police, CRPF and civil officials participated in the ceremony and laid floral wreaths on the mortal remains.
There has been widespread condemnation over the killing of the head constable.
There have been three targeted attacks in Kashmir in the last three days. A labourer Mukesh Kumar of Uttar Pradesh, was shot dead by militants in Pulwama district of south Kashmir on Monday. On Sunday, a police inspector Masroor Ahmad was critically wounded after a militant shot at him in Srinagar’s Eidgah locality, while he was playing cricket.
The targeted attacks are taking place at a time when J&K police and government has claimed that militancy is on its last leg.