Kupwara: Student Pinned To Ground, Threatened With Axe


SRINAGAR — Police on Tuesday filed a case under “relevant sections of law” after a video surfaced on social media showing a young student being pinned to the ground by an axe-wielding  man in Handwara area of north Kashmir’s Kupwara district. 

“Today a video was found circulating on social media, in which a young boy is seemingly held to the ground by a male person, who is holding an axe in another hand and threatening to assault him with it,” a police spokesman said. It seems that the “incident has taken place at Future Education Institute Wagahat Magam,” he said. 

“Cognizance of the same has been taken, consequent to which a case has been registered with FIR No. 167/2019 in PS Handwara under relevant sections of law. Individuals who are believed to have knowledge about the incident are being questioned,” he said, adding, “Legal action has been initiated.” 

Meanwhile, one person was arrested and three others were booked on Monday for keeping a man in illegal confinement and beating him mercilessly in Jammu and Kashmir’s Rajouri district, officials said.

A video of the incident, purportedly showing a middle-aged man, kept confined and being brutally thrashed by some people, has gone viral on social media, they said.

A police investigation found the video was filmed in a village of Nowshera and the victim, Dalmir from Rani Badetar Androoth, was being beaten by Mohammad Mansha and some others locals, the officials said.

They said the accused tied Dalmir with a rope and kept him in illegal confinement.

Police identified the four accused as Mohammad Sabar, Mohammad Mansha, Mohammad Shabeer and Naseer Begun.

The main accused, Mansha, was nabbed at a bus stand in Nowshera while a manhunt has been launched to arrest the others, they said.


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