"The day before the tragedy, we were planning to gather in the house. I came over, the children were playing in the yard", says Bakhtiyar.
"I met my father not far away from the house one hour before it happened and heard a shell bursting. I came up running to our house and found them dead."
Bakhtiyar says Shahriyar was grandfather's favorite child:
"He always said: Shahriyar is my right hand. The boy always helped the grandfather, and no one could bully Shahriyar. My father loved him so much, and they died together.
We would always celebrate the children's birthdays in a special way. Mom would call us and say, come over. When we got there, we would see that everything was ready: we sat at the table and celebrated.
The uncle recollects:
"I came home once and see my wife is angry with something. I ask her why she is angry, and she responds that Shahriyar has beaten our son Aykhan. It turns out they were playing football, and Shahriyar told my little son to stand aside. I said to my wife: they are kids after all, they fight but make up; they are cousins, so do not get nervous about it. I, later on, talked to Shahriyar, and he said: "Uncle, such things happen; there are no issues between us."