The Hyderabad police have registered a case in Crime No. 79/2013 u/s 306 IPC (Abetment of suicide) and took up the investigation in the death case of Mudasir, a Kashmiri student who was pursuing his PhD degree in Hyderabad.
The information was given by the minister of state for Home, Sajjad Ahmed Kichloo while replying to Calling Attention Notice given by Bashir Ahmed Magray. He informed the House that Late Mudasir Ahmad Malla @ Kamran, age around 30 years, was the son of Ghulam Qadir Malla, a retired teacher and a resident of village Parigam Pulwama, situated on Pulwama-New Khanda road, approximately 9 km from the district headquarters.
He further said that after completing his diploma and M. Phil from the English and Foreign Languages University, Hyderabad, he was pursuing his PhD Programme, his family was telephonically informed from Hyderabad that during the night March 2 and 3, 2013, his body was found hanging in his hostel room. The dead body was transported to Srinagar on March 4, 2013 forenoon and handed over to legal heirs in presence of police from Pulwama for last rites. On the demand of the people, the district administration deputed a team of doctors led by BMO, Pampore who examined the dead body after which it was buried in the local grave yard, the Minister added.
He said that the village Parigam was gripped in grief when the news about the death of Mudasir was broken to them, some youth held protests, blocked the road and also organized a sit-in. In the afternoon, some people took out a procession towards Pulwama which intercepted by police at Neva at about 1645 hours, he added and maintained that some of the protestors resorted to stone pelting.
Kitchloo said that the news about the death of Mudasir immediately spread to other districts, upon which protests were also held in some other places and people resorted to stone pelting at various places. He said that the police had to use tear smoke shells to disperse the protesters, this led to closure of the shops and suspension of traffic in Pulwama and other parts of districts. The state administration took all precautionary measures to maintain peace and law and order in the state as well as district, he added.