Baderwah killing: Violence breaks out, curfew imposed, family alleges ‘slain a victim of cow vigilantism’

After a person was shot dead in Baderwah on Thursday, the family has alleged that he was a victim of cow vigilantism. After the killing, violent protests had broken in the area and curfew has been imposed.

While officials were trying to ascertain the reason behind the firing incident, relatives of the deceased Nayeem alleged he was a victim of cow vigilantism, police said.

However, the other side involved in the incident said they opened fire after they found the two men roaming under suspicious circumstances on Wednesday night, police said.

Soon after the incident, family of the deceased attacked the Bhaderwah police station, damaged five vehicles and set afire a three-wheeler, they said. Police used batons and teargas to quell the mob.

“One person namely Nayeem was coming from Chatergala side. When he reached a spot near Nalti area, he was killed and another person received splinter injuries (in firing)”, IGP Jammu Zone, M K Sinha told Press Trust of India.

“The situation is tense but under control. Curfew has been imposed in the town”, IGP said.

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