Clashes over youth’s custodial killing in Awantipora
SRINAGAR: Following the news of the alleged custodial killing of Awantipora resident in Srinagar, clashes broke out between the government forces and people in Awantipora area of Pulwama district on Tuesday afternoon.
Reports said that soon after the news of the killing spread in the area, people especially youth took to streets and protested against the killing.
The protestors later clashed with the government forces near police station Awantipora, however, there was no damage reported from the site.
Meanwhile, in wake of the killing, the authorities have closed the Islamic University of Science and Technology and postponed the exams scheduled today as a precautionary measure. The area is also witnessing a shutdown over the tragic incident.
Earlier, a private school teacher Rizwan Asad Pandit, a resident of Awantipora was allegedly killed in the custody of Special Operations Group (SOG) of Jammu and Kashmir police in Srinagar.