Pro-freedom slogans raised during funeral of woman killed in Handwara gunfight

Misra Bano, according to police, was killed in cross-fire between militants and forces in a gunfight that also left three militants dead.

Ghulam Muhammad
Sopore, Publish Date: Dec 11 2017 3:15PM | Updated Date: Dec 11 2017 3:15PM
Pro-freedom slogans raised during funeral of woman killed in Handwara gunfightPro-freedom slogans raised during funeral of woman killed in Handwara gunfight
Pro-freedom slogans were raised during the funeral of a woman killed in a gunfight between militants and government forces in Younsu village of Handwara in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district on Monday.
 
Eye witnesses and reports said that mourners braved rains and cold weather and marched to the village to take part in her last rites.
 
They raised pro-freedom and anti-India slogans during the funeral procession.
 
Misra Bano, according to police, was killed in cross-fire between militants and forces in a gunfight that also left three militants dead.
 
Bano, an official said, sustained bullet injury after she tried to escape from the house in which the militants were trapped.
 
“She later succumbed to her injuries,” he said.