Jaipur: A 17-year-old Kashmiri boy who worked for a catering company in Jaipur has died after suffering serious head injuries after getting in a brawl on Tuesday with three waiters from Mumbai. Identified by the name of Basit Khan, a 20-year-old resident of Kunan village of Kupwara, North Kashmir.
Basit Khan was the sole bread-winner for his family and is survived by four sisters and a younger brother.
The deceased youth’s father is a Havildar in the Army. The police have filed a first information report (FIR) in connection with the Kashmiri youth murder.
The youth’s friend Saquib stated that both boys had gone to work with a caterer from Mumbai called Masloo Sheikh. After going to a wedding to meet the caterer, the boys got into a fight with three other waiters from Mumbai, who allegedly repeatedly hit on his head.
Saquib stated “Ten of us had gone to work at a wedding. After finishing our shift we had dinner and were about to leave. We went to the cab that brought us to the event but the door was closed and the driver was sleeping,” .
“We knocked on the door, asking him to open, but then one of the others inside, who was from Mumbai, shouted not to knock on the door as he had a headache. Basit told him that he was also tired and wanted to sit inside,” he continued.
According to Saquib, at this point, the attackers surrounded Basit and repeatedly hit him on his head. Saquib also said Basit and he was forced to walk part of the way home despite his friend having suffered injuries; he said
Basit fell down at least thrice on the way home and also vomited.
“He sat down on the road and began crying, saying his head was hurting,” Saquib said, adding that doctors at Jaipur’s SMS Hospital, where Basid was taken, had initially dismissed the injuries and conducted a CT scan only after his friends insisted on it.
The deceased was also operated on after the scan but he died the following day. His body has been transported to Kashmir.