Trucker killed in J&K: Family demands martyr package

Bharatpur: The body of truck driver from Bharatpur, who was shot dead by terrorists in J&K’s Shopian on Monday, reached his ancestral village on Tuesday from Delhi Airport. However, his relatives refused to claim the body unless their demands were met.

Body has been kept in morgue while villagers and family of deceased Sharif Khan have placed five demands. They are demanding Rs50 lakh cash as a relief package, job for one family member, all government facilities for family, martyr status for Khan and a martyr site in his name. “All villagers are angry and are protesting martyr package. Until our demands are met we will continue this protest. We are told that after abrogation of Article 370, terrorists have been removed but it is not true. A man who went to J&K to earn a living has been killed, which makes it clear that terrorists are flourishing,” said, a villager.