SRINAGAR: An elderly Pulwama resident lost his life on Wednesday during a row over a mobile phone, reports said.
Sixty-year-old Ali Muhammad Hajjam was pronounced dead in hospital after he fell down trying to intervene in a heated quarrel between his shop-keeper son and another local resident.
Though no arrests were reported to have been made, the police in Namlahal – on the outskirts of the Pulwama town – is said to have filed a case under section 302 for further investigations.
Details of the autopsy report were not disclosed by authorities.
Hajjams son, Tasadduq, alleged that his father died of internal injuries suffered on being knocked to the ground during the row
An argument had flared up between the victims son and a local youth identified as Asif Ahmad Wani who claimed that Tasadduq was in possession of a mobile phone he had lost in his shop nearly a year ago.
Wani said that he had recently made a call to his lost mobile phone and Tasadduq had answered the ring.
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