Mysterious Death Of Boy In Doda; Locals Accuse VDC Members

KL Report

Srinagar

Massive protests rocked Doda district of Jammu region on Tuesday following the killing of a tenth standard boy allegedly by members of Village Defence Committee last night.

Even as police has registered a case, it refused to comment about the involvement of VDC members behind the attack, stating that it continues to be mysterious so far.

Reports quoting locals told KNS that the last night, a boy Shamim Ahmad Lone (16) son of Abdul Waheed was found dead around 10 p.m. near a brink kiln owned by his family near Gulabad Nowtass Thathri Doda where he had gone to check something.

People alleged that they heard fire shots before finding the boy in pool of blood near the kiln.

After mourning the death for the entire night, protesters carrying the body marched towards the office SSP Doda where they staged a massive protest.

Shouting slogans against VDC members, the protesters were demanding action against those involved in the murder of the youth.

Reports said that the police officers pacified the protesters with an assurance that fair and transparent investigation will be carried into the incident and those involved in the crime will be booked in accordance with the law.

SSP Doda, Mohammad Arif Rishu said that a case has been registered and investigations taken up.

“It is not clear whether the boy has died due to bullet wound or any other weapon. We are awaiting autopsy report in this regard,” he told KNS.

To a question that people are alleging that the boy was killed by VDC members, he said, “Nothing can be said as of now as investigations in the case is still under way. We have not concluded investigation and it will be premature to comment whether VDC members are involved or not.”

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