Srinagar: Peoples Conference Chairman Sajad Gani Lone has condemned in strongest terms the custodial death of Rizwan Pandit, a school teacher of Awantipora.
In a tweet, Lone said:
Condemn in strongest terms the death in police custody in Pulwama. This is what the sanctity of human life has been reduced to in Kashmir. My thoughts r with the family of the deceased.
— Sajad Lone (@sajadlone) March 19, 2019
As soon as the news of the custodial death of Rizwan Pandit, a teacher in Awantipora reached the area, intense clashes erupted and a spontaneous shutdown was observed.
Reports said that all shops and other commercial establishments remained closed in the area while traffic went off the roads soon after news of death of Rizwan Pandit reached there.
Pandit, who was arrested by the police in a ‘militancy-related case’, died in police custody at CARGO camp in Srinagar last night, a spokesman said in a statement.
Reacting to the development, Omar Abdullah demanded exemplary punishment to those responsible for the death of Pandit.