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June 12, 2011
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Kharotabad killings

Opinion

June 12, 2011

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QUETTA: Moving scenes were witnessed at the BMC hospital here on Saturday when a Tajik aged woman after identifying the bodies of her son and daughter in law, killed in Kharotabad incident on May 17, cried with pain calling, “get up my children”.
Dressed in black, the grieved mother of deceased Nauman Tajik, was in a state of shock, crying over the bodies of her son and daughter-in-law.
The Russian diplomats were also present at the occasion and were consoling the lady. Meanwhile, all those who were present on the occasion were also in a deep pain, sadness and were consoling the mourning parents.
Earlier, the Russian aged lady reached the hospital, along with her husband, besides Russian diplomats. The burial ceremony of the deceased couple would be performed in Quetta. It has been learnt that the deceased couple would be buried in Jabul-e-Noor graveyard, Quetta, on Sunday morning in the presence of their parents who came from Russian just to attend the last rites of their offspring.
It may be recalled here that five foreigners, including Nauman Tajik and his wife Ogla Sherada were killed in Kharotabad area of Quetta, when police and Frontier Corps (FC) sprayed bullets at them from lethal automatic weapons labeling them suicide bombers. Later, neither any suicide jacket nor any explosive material had been recovered when bomb disposal squad examined the bodies of the deceased soon after the incident.
The post-mortem report of the Olga Sherada had revealed that she was having seven-month pregnancy and during the firing the foetus also killed.
The proceedings of the tribunal, headed by a Balochistan High Court (BHC) judge, were in progress to ascertain the facts of the incident. So far the tribunal had recorded statements of more than two dozen witnesses, including police, FC officials, driver of the vehicle in which the foreigners were traveling and others.
Ironically, the police and FC were putting the blame of opening the fire on the

foreigners on one another.

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