Locals allege ‘torture’, police says ‘investigating matter’
Gurez: A-52-year old man from Gurez village in north Kashmir’s Bandipora district was allegedly killed inside a local army camp in Tarbal area of Gurez on Saturday.
A group of locals said that the local resident identified as Muhammad Abdullah Hajam, son of Abdul Rahman Hajam, a resident of Tarbal was allegedly called by the local army unit of (36RR) at Tarbal–the last village near LoC, about 20 kms from Gurez town. They said the man died due to “torture”.
The locals said that they came to know this morning about the death of the man inside the army camp. The deceased according to locals was the father of five children.
The locals further alleged that the network connectivity was suspended in the entire Bagtore area this morning following the incident.
After Hajam’s alleged killing, his relatives and locals held a protest in the area. A police team later managed to pacify the protesters.
A senior police officer from the Gurez, wishing not to be named, said that they are investigating the matter and the cause of death will be ascertained after the post-mortem examination.
However, defense sources said that a team of doctors has gone to the spot and they will check how the death took place. “The facts are being ascertained,” the defense source said. (KNO)