Obituary : The Kashmiri Who Was “Burnt Alive” Jul

One Kashmir Ghulam Mohammad Dar of Gamiraj road in Tral area of Awantipora Pulwama district ,a govt employee working in PHE department. He in 1995, one day while walking down the street, holding his little son in his arms, he and his colleague were arrested  by infamour Special Operation Group (SOG) without any rehym . His child was left there but they were taken into a camp in Bijbehara. They were tortured severely over the next few days and later burnt alive. While the other person immediately succumbed to his injuries, he suffered serious burn injuries. His family had no idea about his whereabouts for many days but after searching hard and long, they finally found him lying under a rug while crying in pain in the camp. He was shifted to SMHS hospital where he underwent treatment for 7 months but there was no change in his condition and he was advised to visit a hospital in Indian city Chandigarh. It took him 10 years to recover from the damage but his internal wounds would never heal. Since then he had been visiting different hospitals.
For the past two years, his condition was so bad that one could hardly recognize him. He was frail and riddled with problems. Confined to a bed, his bones were so weak that a small stroke caused fractures. His body was badly scarred and he was reluctant to show it to others. He had drawn up a will that no stranger should see his body when given “ghusul ” but it was not honoured. That torture and illness had taken a heavy toll on his health that finally culminated in his death on July 04, Rouf Dar source was survived by 3 brothers and a son.