Police issues statement on Awantipora youth’s death


The Jammu and Kashmir police on Tuesday issued a statement regarding the death of an Awantipora youth in custody today.

The spokesman in a statement said that in pursuance of militancy case investigation, one suspect Rizwan Pandit, a resident of Awantipora in south Kashmir, was in police custody.

The said Pandit died in police custody. In this matter while following the procedure laid down in section 176 of crpc a magisterial inquiry is underway.

Separately police investigation has also been initiated in the jurisdictional area of the incident, police said.


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