“Like every day at 4:00 am, my mother and I were leaving for our bakery shop in Baranpathar area of Batamaloo. It’s just 2-3 km away from our new house, we weren’t aware that security forces were carrying out an operation, they should have warned us,” Aqib Riyaz told The Quint.
As soon as Kousar Riyaz was shot, the police officials took her body to the Batamaloo station. Aqib Riyaz says he was asked to come down to the station.
“They kept me at the police station, I begged them to let me take my mother’s body with me, but they did not, they kept my mother’s body till 6:30 pm,” claims Aqib Riyaz.
The Official Statement By The Police
According to the J&K police statement, Kousar Riyaz Sofi died in the wake of “indiscriminate firing by terrorists,” The Wire reported.
In the press briefing post the encounter of three militants, the J&K DGP Dilbag Singh termed Kousar Riyaz…