Sadam Hussain Pandow
Pulwama: “Last night we were discussing each other about the coaching of his class 12th at his home, for which he even called his friend for study notes.
He even gathered tuition fees perhaps he would like to join tuition center very soon,” says cousin of Liyakat Majeed, slain civilian who was killed in clashes near gunfight site at Sirnoo Pulwama on Saturday.
Liyakat Majeed, a class 11th commerce student of Newa Higher Secondary School who recently appeared in end term examination.
His father Abdul Majeed Dar is performing his services in Agriculture department, besides he collects milk every morning to have some extra income.
“Apart from studies, in early hours, Liyakat was also assisting his father in milk collection” recalls one of his cousins. Liyakat left behind his siblings comprising two unmarried sisters and two elder brothers. Among them one is handicapped and another carpenter.
He continues that around 9 O’ clock he left home for some personal work on Saturday morning towards Pulwama but as the situations in the area worsened Liyakat turned the victim of it.
“The first shock came to us after we were informed of his injury for which he was already admitted in Pulwama Hospital by some locals and unfortunately in no time doctors declared him dead,” he adds.
“When I heard about the death of my friend it shook me and I rushed quickly towards Liyakats home.
We both were of the same age and the time we were spending in and outside school was altogether,” one of his friend says.
The body of slain civilian was received by thousands of mourners of all ages including women at his native village at 11:00 am who bid adieu to him and was finally laid to rest after two rounds of funerals, a villager says.
The family of Liyakat was in deep shock. His mother was wailing and calling his son with tearful eyes, ‘Mane gubroo gubroo, bahha lagay balae mane gubroo’.