Srinagar, December 21 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Ishfaq Ahmad, the father of seven-month old baby whose mother was killed in firing by Indian troops in Kupwara, recently, has said that her daughter needs her mother desperately.

Maryam crying in the lap of her father most of the times does not know that her mother, Maysara Bano, was snatched from her over a week ago. She was killed in firing by Indian occupation troops at her house in Unisoo area of Kupwara district.

A dejected Ishfaq Ahmad, Maryam’s father, says “I wish the Indian forces had killed me instead of Maryam’s mother. My baby needs her mother.”

On that rainy night, the Indian forces brought us out and asked us in the yard. I had put my hand on Mysara’s shoulders and the baby rested in her mother’s lap. Suddenly, an Indian soldier shot her in head, said the husband of the victim.

“Hell broke loose on me. As it was dark, I could see a flash of flame generated by the gunshot. She fell on the ground and the baby too. She was dead in just a few seconds,” he added.

The family struggling to come to terms with the tragedy does not want compensation. “The only compensation I want is that the guilty soldier who shot dead the mother of seven-month old baby must be hanged or sentenced to life. No amount of solace or cash compensation can bring back the affection of a mother for her little baby,” Ishfaq said.

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