Who Clicked Photos Of Kashmiri Child Sitting On Bullet-riddled Body Of His Grandfather?

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Who Clicked Photos Of Kashmiri Child Sitting On Bullet-riddled Body Of His Grandfather?

ISLAMABAD-Soon after militants attacked security forces in North Kashmir’s Sopore town, photos emerged on social media showing a three-year-old child sitting on top of the body of his grandfather. While the images of the child evoked condemnation, questions are also being raised about who captured the photos at the gunfight site and shared them on social media, even when there were no photojournalists present.

A CRPF Head Constable and a civilian, Bahsir Ahmad Khan, were killed Wednesday morning when the militants opened fire at a naka party in Sopore.

Soon after the attack, photos of the deceased’s grandson Ayaad, sitting on top of his grandfather’s bullet-riddled body, were widely shared on social media. Later, the Jammu and Kashmir police posted a photo on Twitter showing a policeman carrying Ayaad. On its Twitter handle, the J&K Police said the child was “rescued from getting hit by bullets during a terrorist attack”.