Salman went to the scene with families from Gompo, whose children had not returned from the tavern. He said one family saw their loved ones in the pictures posted on social media.
“One woman said it was her brother lying on a table,” he said.
“It was very wrong to circulate pictures of people who are declared dead. We appeal to people to stop publishing pictures of the deceased before their next of kin are notified. It’s a trauma for the parents. Imagine a parent who sees a picture of his dead child. It’s traumatic. I can feel for them.”
Salman said his son had nearly become a victim of the stampede.
“My 17-year-old son asked for money but there was no clarification on how he was planning to spend it.
“What I picked up this [Sunday] morning is that his best friends were there. There is a possibility two of them are there.”