The district magistrate of Pahari Jagdish Arya said Sharif Khan’s family will get Rs 3 lakh in reimbursement from the district collector, Rs 2 lakh from state authorities and Rs 50,000 in the Red Cross Society of Shopian, Kashmir. The household of Sharif Khan, a truck driver who had been shot dead in Shopian in Jammu and Kashmir on October 14, had previously refused to take his mortal remains and demanded martyr status for him and adequate reparation. The entire body of Sharif Khan, a 40-year-old truck driver that had been murdered by terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir’s Sjopian on Monday was buried on Wednesday following the district government announced compensation for his loved ones.
The family had previously refused to take his body as it was brought to Bharatpur Tuesday night. Sub-divisional magistrate of Pahari Jagdish Arya said the family will get Rs 3 lakh in reimbursement in the district collector, Rs 2 lakh from state authorities and Rs 50,000 in the Red Cross Society of Shopian, Kashmir.
“The family will also benefit from the branches of social justice and empowerment, and rural development,” Arya said.
The family said he’d gone to transport apples. Khan is survived by his wife, three brothers and parents.
The body reached Bharatpur late Tuesday evening and has been kept in the mortuary of Pahari community gym, said officials. “The family members and villagers staged a demonstration and refused to take the entire body,” said Pahari tehsildar Ram Kumar.
Villagers held a meeting on Wednesday and decided to create five requirements: government job for a relative, Rs 50 lakh compensation, the name of martyr for the deceased man, statue in his memory and government centers for the family.
Samoor Khan, a relative, said,”We’ve sent a memorandum to Prime Minister and ministry through sub-divisional magistrate of Pahari for these requirements.”
Meanwhile, Khan’s company in the truck, Ikram Khan, reached the village on Wednesday and narrated how terrorists advised them not to take apples from there.
“We’d eaten food and gone to sleep in the truck when two terrorists came and threatened us not to load apples from there. I was able to run off and hide in a nearby residence. The home owner and I hurried to find out what happened and found that the truck on fire and Sharif beeding from gunshots,” Ikram Khan said.