The body of a 27-year-old Kashmiri businessman, who died in Russia after being attacked by unidentified men, was on Saturday brought back to Srinagar and laid to rest.
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Union Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj had, in a tweet, said the matter of Yasir Shirazi’s murder has been taken up with the Russian authorities and had assured that it would be taken to the logical conclusion. “Yasir – I am going to Russia next month. I will raise this with Foreign Minister of Russia,” Swaraj had tweeted.
Yasir succumbed to his injuries in a Russian hospital on Wednesday after being attacked by “some goons” last week, according to his family. The family refuted claims of Yasir being a medical student.
The deceased hailed from a business family and dealt in handicraft, particularly paper mache goods. He was on a business trip to Russia when he was attacked
On Saturday, the body was brought in an ambulance to his Hassanabad residence in Rainawari locality of downtown Srinagar and was received by thousands of mourners, including relatives. The mourners shouted slogans demanding justice but also praised the prompt action of the External Affairs Minister to ensure early transportation of the body.
The news about the attack was brought to Swaraj’s notice on Twitter and later the ministry officials contacted the Indian Embassy in Russia for a report on the matter.
(With PTI inputs)