Shutdown in Bandipora, Sopore against the mysterious deaths

KL Report

SRINAGAR

Tension gripped in Bandipora and Sopore in north Kashmir on Monday, against the mysterious deaths of two Kashmiri youth in Mumbai and Rajasthan.

Both the towns including Naidkhai are observing complete shutdown to protest the deaths. Earlier on Monday morning, youth pelted stones in Bandipora and Sopore resulting in chaos and within half an hour all the shops and business establishments were closed and traffic was off the roads.

Meanwhile the kin and locals are awaiting the body of Abid Ahmad Gani, residence of Larsun, Ganderbal who died under mysterious circumstances in Rajasthan.

Abid, 21, was studying at an Islamic seminary in Ahmedabad (Gujarat) for the past eight months. Rajasthan Police informed his family that his body was found in Udaipur Sunday.

Police sources said that the officials were in touch with their counterparts in Rajasthan and Maharashtra to ascertain facts pertaining to the deaths of two locals in these states.

Sunday witnessed hundreds of people joining the funeral procession of another local, Parvaiz Ahmad Teli, 35, who was from Qalamdanpora (Nawa Bazaar) in the old city area of Srinagar.

Teli was a salesman in a Kashmiri arts shop in Bangalore. He went to Mumbai to meet his relatives 15 days ago and went missing. His family said Maharashtra Police said they discovered Teli’s body July 9.

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