Was his life worth Rs 500, asks J&K constable whose brother died in Army fire

Twenty two-year-old Khalid Gaffar Malik 22, was killed after being hit in the neck at close range by a bullet fired by the Army in Trehgam in Kupwara, North Kashmir, Wednesday.

Pen, paper and his constable guide in front of him, Talib Hussain Malik examines the sections mentioned in the FIR about his younger brother’s killing. “This amounts to about two years in prison and a fine of Rs 500,” he screams, his hands shaking, his face crimson. “Is that what they think my brother’s life was worth?”

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