Just before Eid, two families loses lone bread earners in militant attack

Just before Eid, two families loses lone bread earners in militant attack
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Courtesy: Lok Satta

SRINAGAR: The children of head constables Ghulam Hassan Wagay and Ghulam Rasool Lone who are waiting for their eid return will never be able to see them again as they were killed in a militants attacked in South Kashmir’s Pulwama on Tuesday morning.

“Why did you break your promise, Papa? Why did you leave us alone? Didn’t you say I will be home for Eid,” said Wagay’s son. “Wasn’t your neck hurting? Let me massage you.” Their video has been widely shared on the social media platforms.

Thousands of mourners, including women and children attended the two funeral prayers

47-year-old father Ghulam Hassan Wagey, the lone breadwinner of a family of 10 including three sons and old aged parents came from Rafiabad in Baramulla.

Lone, who hailed from Lolab Kupwara, leaves behind his homemaker wife, two sons aged 12 and 7 and a 9-year-old the daughter. His wife is a homemaker including old-aged parents including paralyzed father and a disabled brother.

“It’s very rare that we policemen visit our home during Eid or Diwali but this time these cops got to visit their homes on Eid but in body bags. Heart wrenching,” Baramulla SP Imtiyaz Hussain tweeted.

“Repeat of shameful lynching of DSP Ayub Pandit on his anniversary. Perpetrators worst enemies of Kashmir, its people, Islam. Stupid to think guns looted after killing humans will arm them enough to fight any successful war. Silence? @MirwaizKashmir,” People’s Democratic Party leader Naeem Akhtar tweeted.