“Sometimes I feel that my son would come and say ‘Mother! Bring ‘roti’ I am extremely hungry. And listen! I have brought beautiful bangles for you and dupattas for Baaji, Shabana, Farzana and Sakina… Mother! It looks nice when you smile. May Allah retain smile on your face. And listen! I have also brought medicines for Abbu… Maa! Don’t worry; your son will make happiness kiss your feet. He used to talk to me like this only….”
These tear jerking words are of the grieved mother of 13-year-old, Imtiyaz Khan who was killed and hanged on a tree by communal elements on March 18, at Jhabar village of Jharkhand’s Latehar district. The incident occurred on March 18 reminded the killing of Akhlaq Ahmed on the occasion of Baqra’eid last year.
Our correspondent spoke to Shaheed Imtiyaz Khan’s mother Najma Bibi and other family members. Najma told that her dear son was hanged on a tree by the ruthless elements. They didn’t think twice before killing a child of human being for the sake of animals. They killed the bread earner of a family. Najma was constantly weeping during the conversation. She said ‘our son was very obedient, wise and concerned about the family. He studied till 4th class in a local government school and when the circumstances didn’t allow him to study further, keeping in view his father’s ill health and responsibility of his sisters he started doing odd jobs. Thus he started earning.’ Najma Bibi told that Imtiyaz Khan was always concerned about his parents and siblings. He used to say he wanted to see his parents and siblings happy. ‘Enemies of humanity made our future dark by killing my child on March 18, they snatched away our happiness.’ She told that her husband Azad Khan broke his ankle in an accident recently hence Imtiyaz Khan started working at a young age. Najma Bibi is the mother of 7 children. Imtiyaz Khan was her 5th child.
It must be recalled that martyr Imtiyaz Khan’s family lives in Arahara village, which is 110 km away from Ranchi. Imtiyaz Khan was martyred along with his father’s partner Mazloom Ansari when both were going to sell their cattle in a fair at nearby Tutilawa village. A gang of 10 to 12 men belonging to Gao Raksha Samithi and other Hindu organisations stopped them and hanged them on a tree after assaulting them badly.
Siasat editor Mr. Zahed Ali Khan discussed the miseries of Shaheed Imtiyaz Khan’s family with his friend and Secretary Faiz-e-Aam Trust Mr. Iftekhar Husain. Latter immediately announced Rs. 1 lakh for the family of Imtiyaz Khan. He further told that educational expenses of brothers of Imtiyaz Khan will be borne by Faiz-e-Aam Trust. Mr. Zahed Ali Khan and Mr. Iftekhar Husain also announced financial assistance for business to Imtiyaz Khan’s father through Faiz-e-Aam Trust and Siasat Millat Fund.
Charitable persons interested to provide financial assistant to Imtiyaz Khan’s family can deposit their fund in the following bank account.
Name: Najma Bibi & Ajad Khan (Joint Account)
AC. No 35653987731
State Bank of India
Brach code: 14728
IFSC Code SBIN0014728
Branch: Herhanj, Jharkand
Mohammed Riyaz Ahmed