Do you remember Suzain?

JK Bank

Nine years ago, on 29 May 2009, two young women, Asiya (17) and her sister-in-law Neelofar (22), married to Shakeel Ahmad Ahanger, went missing in the evening while returning home from their family orchard in South Kashmir’s Shopian.

On the following morning, they were found dead, and Neelofar left behind her barely 2-year-old son, Suzain. He is now 11 and goes to school. For his father, life has not been same since he lost his sister and wife, and he has brought him up as single-father.

This is the story of the world that Asiya and Neelofar left behind – Shakeel and Suzain.

Producer: Fahad Shah | Camera: Vikar Syed and Sanjana Reddy

Video Editor: Vikar Syed | Research: Yashraj Sharma and Habeel Iqbal

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