“But when you killed him why didn’t you kill us all. Why didn’t you kill his mom, dad, sister, brother and the woman whom he wanted to spend the rest of his life with,” read a social media post written by a family member of Mir Imtiyaz, the Jammu and Kashmir police sub-inspector who was shot dead by militants in South Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Sunday.
“You killed a man who loved Kashmir…come and kills us all.”
In the “Open letter to the murderers of Sub Inspector Mir Imtiaz”, posted on the slain police officer’s Facebook page, the anonymous writer said that by killing the SI “you have killed a loving son of an aged mother, an obedient son of an old father.”
“Do you know when you killed Imtiaz, you killed a loving son of an aged mother, an obedient son of an old father. Their only hope of old-age. You killed a brother who was the only support of his brother and sister. You killed every dream of a young girl whom he wanted to marry,” the post read.
The post termed Mir as a devout Muslim who performed five daily prayers on time and never missed a single fast during the month of Ramazan.
“You killed the most God-fearing man. You killed a deeply religious man whose every endeavour was to offer Sallah in time. Who would never ever miss even a single Roza in the month of Ramazan.”
The post said Imtiaz had excelled in his studies as well as profession. “You killed a man who had suffistic thoughts. Someone who read Sufism vastly. Who read Karl Marx and every other field of thought. You killed a man who topped his Masters batch. Who was among the toppers of his SI batch.
“Most importantly you killed someone who loved his Kashmir and its people like anything.. Whose only wish was to see a happy Kashmir,” the open letter read.
The letter said Mir was on his way to see his aged parents and “trouble-stricken” sister and referred to the niece of the deceased who has been since repeating that she is missing her “mammu” (mother’s brother). “You killed a man who just wanted to visit his family, his aged parents, and his trouble-stricken sister,” it said.
Imtiaz Mir, 30, was shot dead by militants at Wahibug in the Pulwama district of South Kashmir on Sunday when he was on his way home. (With inputs from PTI)