Majid Kapra

Hang my son if he’s guilty, says father of one accused

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ATM guard’s murder in Jammu

Srinagar: Family of one of the accused in bank ATM guard’s murder in Nanak Nagar Jammu Friday said they would endorse ‘death penalty’ for their son if he is proved guilty.

Bashir Ahmad Lone, father of one of the accused Waqas Lone (24), appealed to the police to provide some concrete evidence to justify its claim that his son has committed the murder.

Lone lamented that no one visited their place to know their version vis-à-vis alleged murder of an ATM guard. He said he would also seek forgiveness from the victim family in case his son is found involved.

“Waqas is pursuing his MCA; he was accompanying his maternal uncle to Delhi’s Apollo hospital for brain tumor surgery. They had rented a room near the place of occurrence (in Jammu), but that doesn’t mean he has committed the murder,” Lone said in a video message on social networking site ‘facebook’

He added that there is no concrete evidence other than the CCTV footage in which Waqas could be seen walking on road.

Lone also sought fair trial in the case so as to deliver justice to the victim’s family.

“I appeal to the police to provide some concrete evidence to prove that Waqas was involved in the murder of poor guard inside the ATM. I would endorse death penalty if prosecution is able to prove my son is a murderer,” Lone said.

Pertinently, with the arrest of two youth — Muhammad Kaif Lone and Wakas Bashir Lone of Ashtengoo Aloosa of north Kashmir’s Bandipora district — police had claimed solving the murder case of a security guard who was found dead inside the J&K Bank’s ATM at Nanak Nagar, Thursday last week.

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