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The Curious ‘Death’ of Qaisar Hameed Sofi, A Class 10th Student

Written by Sajad Rasool

Video By: Nadiya Shafi | Article By: Sajad Rasool

Qaisar Hameed Sofi, a resident of Doud Mohalla Shalimar, had gone missing on October 27, and was found lying unconscious in a drain next day. He was a student of 10th class. He was rushed to SKIMS Soura where he was in coma for some days and lost battle of his life around 10 PM on Friday night. On November 4, 2016 – Qaisar Hameed went missing. According to the family of deceased boy he was taken away by local police and poisoned in custody. “On the other morning as his body was being prepared for funeral, government forces first resorted to aerial firing and then fired tear smoke canisters and pellets on mourners causing injuries to scores of people including some females,” local news agency of the valley CNS reported.

Meanwhile according to local police, an investigation is underway into the case registered under section 309 Ranbir Penal Code (attempt to suicide).
“Police is investigating the case registered under section 309 RPC regarding a boy who was found lying near CIE complex Shalimar with froth oozing from his mouth and succumbed at SKIMS, Soura last evening,” the spokesman said.

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Sajad Rasool

Sajad Rasool manages Kashmir Unheard. He works as a Producer and Editor

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