“I saw police shooting directly at Papa,” says son of Muslim man who succumbed to injuries in Haldwani (MaktoobMedia)

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By Ghazala Ahmad

The death toll in the recent violence that occurred in Uttarakhand’s Haldwani has now reached six after a Muslim man succumbed to bullet injuries on Tuesday. 54-year-old Mohammad Israr, resident of Ghafoor Basti, Ward number 24, Kidwai Nagar was shot in the head on February 8 while he went out to look for his two sons who were returning from work, as he was worried due to prevailing violence in the Banbhoolpura area.

Both Suhail and Aman reached home by the time Israr reached the spot. Upon learning that Israr has gone out to find them, the younger one Aman goes behind to find him.

Mohammad Aman, the younger son of the deceased, told Maktoob, “I saw one policeman shooting directly at Papa, the bullet hit him at one side, and came out from the other side piercing his head. And he laid down on the street motionless.”

“I called my elder brother and we took him to Krishna Hospital, and from there he was referred to Sushila Tiwari Hospital where he was getting treatment for six days and doctors declared him dead today” ” the 17-year-old said.

This story was originally published in maktoobmedia.com. Read the full story here.

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