My daughter subjected to target killing: Father

Srinagar, February 16, 2016 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, Abdul Hamid, the father of the martyred female student, Shaista Hamid, has said that his daughter was subjected to targeted killing. Abdul Hamid in a media interview in Srinagar said, “My daughter was sitting in the veranda of the house. Army targeted her and fired two bullets, one hit her neck and another pierced into her head.” He refuted Indian police’s claim that Shaista was killed in cross-firing.

“Army killed my daughter who was a bright student. Police added salt to our injuries by making false claim. My daughter was killed in cold blood by Army when she was sitting in the veranda of her house,” he added. He said that his daughter became victim to target fire. Two civilians including Shaista were killed on Sunday when protests erupted in Lelahaar area of Pulwama after killing of a youth by Indian troops during a siege in search operation in the area.

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