Sopore Youth’s Killing: Authorities Say Probe Completed

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Srinagar- Authorities in Baramulla district of north Kashmir have completed an inquiry into the alleged custodial killing of a youth in Sopore area in September last year, officials said on Thursday.

The inquiry into the death of Irfan Ahmad Dar (23) was ordered in the wake of protests in north Kashmir’s Sopore town after the man allegedly died in police custody on the intervening night of September 15-16.

“The inquiry has been completed,” inquiry officer and additional district magistrate Baramulla, Mohammad Ahsan Mir, told PTI.

He said the report will be submitted to deputy commissioner Baramulla who had ordered the inquiry.

Protests had erupted in north Kashmir’s Sopore town after Dar allegedly died in police custody.

While the police said Dar escaped from custody and his body was found later, his family claimed it was a “murder in custody”.

Meanwhile, the family of Dar has demanded that the inquiry report must be made public even as they have shown complete faith into the inquiry.

“We came to know that the inquiry officer has submitted the report that must be made public,” the brother of slain youth, Javid Akbar said.

He said that our brother was innocent and killed in cold-blooded murder by the Police.

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