Son of Shazia and Abid Raza Bangash

Siblings: Murtajez Raza Bangash (12)

A resident of Peshawar’s Hayatabad area, Rafique is described by his family as a polite and respectful boy. People who knew him are as moved and saddened by his passing as his family.

He was a religious child and often asked his father why there was extremism and sectarianism in society. He wanted people of different sects to be united.

His father says his son was a sensible boy, who often handled discussions in a manner that a 40 or 50-year-old would adopt. He had a mature approach to life. He would make it a point to switch off any extra lights that were on, as he felt using more power than was needed would result in loadshedding for others.

He had a passion for vintage and had one buggy at home which he wanted to exhibit at a vintage car show. He wanted to be a neurosurgeon.

His death has left his family heartbroken. Rafique’s father says that he was the reason for their smiles and without him, life is meaningless.

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