Srinagar, February 08, 2015 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, the High Court has directed police to file status report about the investigation into the killing of four cricket-playing boys by Indian Army at Dodhipora, Handwara, in 2006.
The direction came after the lawyer of the victim families, Parvez Imroz, pleaded that no investigations had been conducted into the case even after the applicants had filed a petition in the court in 2012 complaining that police had abandoned the case midway.
The case, according to Imroz, had been virally abandoned by police after the Indian Ministry of Defense stated that three boys were killed in a “cross-fire” on 22nd of February, 2006 in Dodhipora village of Handwara. He said the victim families filed a petition in 2012 in the High Court saying that all the four boys were innocent civilians and that the police had not carried any investigation since 2012.
On February 22, 2006, the personnel of 33 Rashtriya Rifles of Indian Army had shot dead four boys – aged between 8 and 18 years -who were playing cricket in Dodhipora hamlet of Handwara area of Kupwara district.
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