Gautam Gambhir to educate slain Kashmiri police officer’s daughter

Srinagar: Indian cricketer Gautam Gambhir on Tuesday announced he will help educate “for lifetime” the daughter of slain Jammu and Kashmir Police officer Abdul Rashid.

Assistant Sub-Inspector Rashid was killed by militants in Anantnag town on August 28. The picture of his seven-year-old Zohra wailing after his death has come to represent the tragedy faced by Kashmir’s children.

Gambhir said on his Twitter handle: “Zohra, plz don’t let those tears fall as I doubt even Mother Earth can take the weight of your pain. Salutes to ur martyred dad.

“Zohra… I’ll help you to wake up to live ur dreams. Will support your education for lifetime #daughterofIndia.”

Rashid was shot and rushed to a hospital in Anantnag and then shifted to an Army Hospital. But he succumbed to his injuries.