On Monday afternoon, 15-year-old Burhan Yousuf was making arrangements for a family get-together when his cousin asked him to fetch curtain rings from the market. He left, promising to return promptly. In the evening, it was his body that was brought home.
Yousuf and his friend, 17-year-old Meraj-ud-din Dar, were killed on Monday evening when Army soldiers allegedly opened fire on the Maruti car they were travelling in. Their two friends, both teenagers, were wounded in the shooting.