Early Times Report
JAMMU, June 5: A week after she lost her husband to a terror attack in Anantnag district, Gudiya gave birth to a baby boy at her mud house in Udhampur district.
Deepu Kumar, 27, who worked at a circus in the Janglat Mandi area in the south Kashmir district, was shot dead by Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorists when he had gone to the market to buy milk around 8.30 pm on May 29.
“Gudiya delivered a baby boy on Sunday.
Although it is a happy moment for the family, it is heartbreaking to see Deepu not here to take a glimpse of his child,” Surma Devi, a relative, said.
Kumar had married Gudiya about two years ago.
Deepu’s family is living in abject poverty in Udhampur. They don’t have their own house. Kumar being the sole breadwinner, his family of six has no other source of income. “All six members of the family – his father, blind brother, sister-in-law, their two children, and his wife – are living in extreme poverty.
After Deepu Kumar’s killing, J&K Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha had announced Rs 5 lakh as ex-gratia relief for the NOKs of the victim and had directed the administration to take care of the bereaved family.