Afzal Guru in last letter to family: 'Take care of my wife and son'
New Delhi: Executed Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru had requested elders of his family to remain 'sympathetic' towards his wife Tabasum (37) and son Galib (13), a person close to the family revealed.
Afzal had written a brief letter to his family before he was taken to gallows, the family source told Daily Bhaskar. This correspondent could not verify the contents of the letter independently as the family refused to divulge the contents of the letter at this juncture.
According to the source, the letter was delivered to his wife on Tuesday evening at his ancestral house in Seer, an affluent hamlet in Sopore Sopore, 52 km northwest Srinagar.
In the letter written in Urdu, 43-year-old Afzal said, "I am about to be hanged. Now, near the gallows, I want to tell you (family members) that I was not given enough time to write a detailed letter. I am thankful that Allah (God) chose me for this sacrifice. And please, take care of Tabasum and Galib."
He also asked Tabasum to remain strong for their son, Galib.
Afzal also requested his family members that they should "remain united and maintain peace with each other". "I hope you (family members) will not let my sacrifice go waste. May Allah, give you patience to bear my death," Afzal said in the letter.
Afzal was hanged and buried in Tihar Jail here on February 9 in a secret operation named 'Operation Three Star' after spending over a decade in the prison.
At the age of 12, Afzal lost his father, Habibullah Guru, in 1981. His mother, Ayesha Begum, died in September last year. Afzal has two brothers - Aijaz Ahmad and Hilal Ahmad.
Afzal's family has demanded that his body should be returned to Kashmir for dignified burial.
He also asked Tabasum to remain strong for their son, Galib, a family source said.