Sheikh Hilal


Severe clashes broke out in Rakhama area of Shopian when a body of 16 years old youth was found in an orchard.

Reports said that one Yawar Ahmad Ganaie s/o Muhammad Amin Ganaie, r/o Pariwan, Kulgam, a tenth class student went missing last day when Kashmir celebrated Eid-Ul-Fitr.

Locals who informed Kashmir Life aboutthe incident said that residents of Rakhama village, which is some 3 KMs away from Pariwan, found a dead body lying in an orchard in their area. They later informed police which took custody of the body.

The locals further said that a rope and a big stick were found near the body.

The locals from Pariwan (The deceased’s home village) told Kashmir Life, “we saw some local youth taking away Yawar with them last evening at about 7.”

The locals who talked to police about the incident identified one of the boys as “son of Muhammad Ibrahim Ganaie, r/o Rakhama”.

The reports reaching here further said that when residents of Pariwan came to know about the incident they took to streets and staged protest demonstrations. “Later they marched to Rakhama and set on fire cowshed, a granary and ransacked house of Muhammad Ibrahim Ganaie,” a witness told Kashmir Life.

He added, “Fire and Emergency services rushed to the spot but were not allowed by Pariwan villagers to move to Rakhama.”

More so, Rakhama village falls under the jurisdiction of Shopian police while Pariwan belongs to Kulgam, respectively.

Reports said that police from both the districts is present on the spot while severe clashes are going on.

When contacted Dy SP head quarter Shopian, Zahoor Ahmad, he said, “Villagers of Pariwan are hell bent to set whole village of Rakhama on fire but we are on the spot and our men are dealing with the situation though two of them were injured.”


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