Injured Mattan Youth Succumbs, 4 Held


SRINAGAR: A South Kashmir youth who, according to the police was injured in stone-pelting last Friday, passed away at the SKIMS on Monday night after fighting for life for four days.

The police said that four persons, including a B. Ed student, had been arrested in connection with the incident, while a hunt was on for two others.

Twenty-three-year-old Riyaz Ahmad Khanday of Aang Matipora had been injured when a group of stone-pelters had attacked his load-carrier in the Taka Bagh-Kral Bagh area of the south Kashmir town of Mattan on Friday, the police said.

The seriously injured youth had been rushed t the SKIMS where he breathed his last the previous night.

Though the police had registered a case under sections 147, 148, 149 and 307 earlier, and arrested four persons involved in the incident, charges have now been filed under section 302 (murder) after Khanday’s death.

Those arrested by the police have been identified as Muhammad Iqbal Najjar (24), Aamir Hussain Najjar (18), B.Ed student Aamir Bashir Malik, and shopkeeper Sartaj Ahmad Wagay.

The foursome was apprehended on March 10, and has been remanded to seven days judicial custody. 


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