In occupied Kashmir, the killing of an innocent Kashmiri youth, Bilal Ahmed, by Indian Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel at Pattan, last month, has shattered the dreams of his family. According to Kashmir Media Service, Abdur Rahim, 70, father of Bilal Ahmed in a media interview said that he had brought up his son all alone after his wife passed away two decades ago. "Bilal was only 3-years old when my wife died. Our entire world has got shattered due to his death. He was first among my children to study beyond 10th class," he added. Recalling the fateful day, Rahim said, "Bilal was fasting and had gone to help labourers at nearby Hanjiwera village. Meanwhile, a procession was also coming towards the road where he was working. Bilal got caught in between protesters and the CRPF men after clashes broke out." An eyewitness, Fayaz Ahmad said that the men in uniform shot him in thigh after which he fall down. "Blood was continuously oozing through his leg and he could not run. He crawled for few metres and was crying for help. After hearing his screams troopers pushed him in a paddy field and started beating him up with gun butts, bamboo sticks and shields, till he became unconscious," he recollected. Fayaz said, "The troopers caught hold of his arms and legs and lifted his immobile body. They tossed him on ground again and again for 15-minutes. I saw six troopers kicking his chest. They were beating him up mercilessly." Farooq Ahmed, Bilal's brother, said that the CRPF men left the spot and some villagers rushed and took Bilal to Pattan hospital where from doctors referred him to Bone and Joint hospital in Srinagar. "He was operated thrice in the hospital and breathed his last after battling for life for 12 days," he added. The Medical superintendent of Soura hospital, Dr Amin Tabish, said that his liver was damaged and had blunt trauma on abdomen besides firearm injury in left thigh.