Mysterious ‘murder’ of youth sparks protest

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Srinagar:  Locals in Khonmou Industrial area staged a protest after the body of a missing youth was recovered near a factory.

The deceased was identified as Aqib Ahmed Lone son of Muhammad Ramzan a resident of Lone Mohalla Khonmou Srinagar.

The family of the deceased youth told CNS that Aqib had gone missing after he offered funeral prayers of a local youth who had succumbed to his injuries a few days back in Srinagar hospital. “He was part of funeral procession and after that we failed to trace him,” said his father demanding investigation into the matter.

A large number of people staged protest and demanded a thorough probe into the mysterious disappearance and killing of teenager.

Station House Officer Pantha Chowk Police Station Muhammad Ayoub said that it is a murder case. “We have registered an FIR and investigation has been taken up,” he said. 

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