Srinagar, May 27 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the family of 11-year-old Sajad Ahmed who was killed by Indian Border Security Force (BSF) troops at Batamaloo on April 15 continues to await justice.

Ghulam Hassan Sheikh, father of Sajad Ahmed, in an interview in Srinagar said, “Almost 40 days have gone since my innocent son was killed by the BSF but those who killed him are roaming free.”

He said that police were not willing to record the statements of eyewitnesses. He said that a number of people in Batamaloo had come to him and said that they were willing to record their statements before the police. “A number of locals here (in Batamaloo) affirm the innocence of my child and many among them say they are ready to record their statements at the police station, but the police are not asking them,” he said.

He said that the family could not afford a lawyer to pursue the case in court and had pinned its slim hopes of justice on the police investigation.

Residents of Batamaloo said that Sajad was shot at by the BSF troops without any reason.

“A few youths had hurled stones at the BSF vehicle, but instead of steering the vehicle away or taking on the group of about a dozen youth, they opened fire at a small boy,” said a resident of Batamaloo who witnessed the incident.

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