Jahangeer Ganaie

Slain Pulwama cop returned home to have his last meal

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Pulwama: On Thursday afternoon Anoop Singh working as a Head constable in Jammu and Kashmir Police was at his home having lunch. His family members remember his hurrying back to his duty in Pulwama main town. However, just an hour later Singh was killed during a militant attack on a patrol party of which Singh was also a part.
Anoop Singh’s elder brother who was talking to reporters after his funeral said that his brother was at home on Wednesday night and joined duty on Thursday morning.
“He came for lunch to his home which was quite unusual for him and soon after having lunch he left to join his duty where he was killed,” he said.
He said that my brother was without a gun and a bullet proof vest.
“He became a soft target as he was not wearing any protective gear. I appeal to the police top brass to provide protection gear to security personnel posted on naka duty,” he added.
Anoop Singh son of late Badaam Singh of Sadipora village in Lassipora belt of Pulwama district was shot by suspected militants at Prichoo Pulwama on Thursday afternoon.
Singh has left behind two daughters, two sons and a wife.
Sonu Singh a relative of Anoop Singh said that Anoop has left behind his wife, two daughters and two sons.
“His all four children are studying and are yet to get married,” he said, adding that family has no other source of income now.
“All his children are studying and have no land or any source of income,” he said adding that authorities must provide a job to kin of his family so that they can survive.
The locals in the village too felt bad about Anoop Singh’s death.
“We also wish to appeal to the police top brass to provide some respite to the family,” they said.
Meanwhile, a Sikh youth working as a Junior Engineer in the Power Development Department has announced that he will bear all the expenses for the basic education of his children.
Harminder Singh, a resident of Tral area said that he will bear all expenses required for the basic education of his children.


Jahangeer Ganaie

Jahangeer Ganaie is a reporter and covers regional news and can be contacted ganaie@kashmirvision.in
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