Noorbagh youth died in militant firing: J&K police tells SHRC

Srinagar: The report submitted by the police before the State Human Rights Commission has stated that the bag maker of Noorbagh who was killed on September 27 this year was injured after militants fired indiscriminately to take advantage of darkness to flee from the spot.

“During the course of investigation, while as cordon was laid, it was found that the militants opened fire indiscriminately during night hours and took advantage of darkness to flee from the spot. In their firing, Muhammad Saleem Malik of Bagwanpora, Noorbagh sustained injuries and succumbed,” the report reads. “The investigation officer found five empty cartridges from the spot.”

The police report said that investigations into.the case was still on.

The police response comes against a petition filed by Rights activist Muhammad Ahsan Untoo on September 28, 2018.

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