A 3-year-old boy witnessed the killing of his grandfather when he suffered bullet injuries in cross-firing during the Kashmir encounter on Wednesday morning. The civilian and the boy was passing by and got caught in cross-fire.
The boy was accompanying the civilian who was killed in cross-firing during the Kashmir encounter. (India Today)
- A civilian was killed in cross-firing during an encounter in Kashmir
- A 3-year-old boy accompanying the man was seen crying over the body
- The boy was later rescued by local police personnel
Heartbreaking images of a 3-year-old boy sitting on the motionless body of his grandfather in Kashmir’s Sopore has emerged from an encounter site. The 60-year-old man was a civilian who was killed in the cross-firing on Wednesday morning in Kashmir when an encounter broke out between militants and security forces.
As the militants opened fire and security forces retaliated, the boy and his grandfather happened to be passing by the area. The man suffered two bullet injuries and died on the spot. The clueless child was then seen crying over his grandfather’s body covered in blood.
As a police party reached to the spot in Sopore, they rescued the boy and took him to a shelter. The boy wailed uncontrollably over the body of his grandfather. A police person carried the baby on his lap and took him away from the encounter site.
Heart-rending images have emerged from the encounter site showing how the boy first attempted to wake up his grandfather who lay sprawled on the road. Another image shows a soldier crouching behind a structure calling on the boy to run for shelter and the boy walks away from the body.
Apart from the civilian, a CRPF personnel was also killed in the encounter while three other jawans were injured. The encounter broke out in Sopore town of Baramulla district of Jammu and Kashmir.