Srinagar: In a heart wrenching video that has gone viral now, a four year old appeal to his father – who had joined hands with terrorists even after having a stable job as a banker – to come out of a barricaded house at an encounter site is being widely circulated on social media in Jammu and Kashmir.
Despite the heart wrenching appeals the man couldn’t step out of the house as he was being held back by the terrorists inside the house.
The man – 25 year old Aquib Ahmad Malik who joined terrorists in Kashmir barely three months ago – eventually died in the operation along with three accomplices.
Amid the raging gun battle in Shopian, the security forces had brought the child and his mother to persuade Aquib Ahmad Malik to surrender.
Eventually the boy made many appeals where one can hear in the video where the boy seems to cry out – “Miss You father, please come out and return back”.
The army said Aquib Ahmad Malik wanted to come out and surrender, but he was prevented by other terrorists holed up in the building.
“First his wife appealed him to surrender. Then we facilitated his four-year-old child with the hope that his appeal will make him to come out and surrender,” said Major General Rashim Bali, a senior officer.
“We have information that Aquib wanted to come out but his accomplices stopped him. If he had come out, we would have been able to save him,” he added.
Locals say Aquib Ahmad Malik was a bank employee before he disappeared on December 20 and joined the terrorists.