KASUR: The physique of a boy who was shot lifeless after getting into Indian territory by mistake was handed over to Rangers by the Indian Border Safety Drive (BSF) on Monday.
Seventeen-yr-previous Ijaz, son of Riaz, resident of Bhikhiwind, Kasur sector, was grazing cattle close to the border on Sunday when the incident befell.
In accordance with neighbours, one in every of his buffaloes had began operating in the direction of the Indian aspect. Ijaz ran after it and crossed over into India by mistake. He was shot lifeless by BSF personnel on the spot.
His household went to report the difficulty to the Rangers and requested them to carry talks with the Indian authorities handy the physique again. The Rangers instantly lodged a protest with the BSF, who at a biannual assembly in Lahore final week had pledged the protected return of any inadvertent border crosser and keep away from unwarranted capturing.
The BSF handed the physique over to the Rangers on Monday after an post-mortem. Ganda Singh police gave the physique to the household of the deceased after finishing the authorized formalities.
Ijaz’s mom Fatima Bibi stated her son had just lately handed his matriculation examination securing 729 marks out of 1100. Speaking concerning the incident, she stated that her son’s physique was not moved from the place he was shot for hours. She added that when the household went to retrieve it, BSF personnel didn’t give them permission to take action and beat them.
In accordance with Fatima Bibi, they knowledgeable the Rangers who helped get the physique again a day later.
Revealed in Daybreak, August 2nd, 2016
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