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Kashmiri family cries for justice

A Kashmiri family, whose son Inam Molvi was killed on September 17, 2006 in Karnataka, is still waiting for the clue about the killer, reports Rashid Ahmad.

india Updated: Nov 14, 2006 18:08 IST

A Kashmiri family, whose son Inam Molvi—a doctor in Forensic Medicine—was killed under mysterious circumstances on September 17, 2006 at Bejapur in Karnataka, is still waiting for the clue about the killer.

The Karnatka police have told the family that their son was killed when a speedy motorcyclist hit him. “But why the accused has not been arrested, and why he was not challened in the court of law”, questions Dr Rafat, sister of the “slain” doctor.

The family has appealed to the human rights groups and social activists to come to their help in identifying and punishing the “killer”. “Human rights groups and social activists have emerged as a great hope for the depressed people. The way they fought in Jassica Lal and Priyadarshani Matto murder cases, was quite appreciable. They have finally got these cases re-opened, and we believe that justice will prevail”, Dr Rafat said adding, “we hope that our voice would be heard by these groups and they will come forward to our help”.

The family has already written a letter to the Prime Minister Dr manmohan Singh, home minister Shivraj Patel and governors of Karnataka and Jammu and Kashmir for their intervention into the matter. “We re also approaching state chief minister Ghulam Nabbi Azad and union minister of Water Resources Professor Saifuddin Soz for their help. We will approach all those, within and outside the government, who can help us in getting justice”, Dr Rafat said.

26-year Dr Inam was doing research in Forensic Medicine at Al Ameen Medical College and Hospital Bejapur. The family got a shocking telephone call at 10pm on September 17 that Inam was killed in a road accident near Pearl Hotel in the city.

“ We rushed to Bejapur the very next day. “Police told us that the motorcyclist, who hit Dr Inam has been arrested and the motorcycle seized”, said Molvi Abdul Hai, father of the deceased doctor.

“Around two months have passed since then. No challan has been produced against the accused in the court”, says the hapless father. “We suspect that the Karnatka police is not doing its job honestly. They are hand in glove with the killer of my son”, alleged Molvi Abdul Hai. He said that the “inaction” of Karnataka Police has infused sense of insecurity among hundreds of Kashmiri students, studying in Karanatka. Around 1000 Kashmiri students are presently studying in various colleges and universities of Karnatka.

First Published: Nov 14, 2006 18:08 IST