Srinagar: A youth, resident of Awantipora in south Kashmir, has been killed in police custody on Tuesday after he was held in connection with some militancy related case.

Official sources said that Rizwan Asad Pandit son of Mohammad Asad was killed in police custody at Srinagar during intervening night of March 18 and 19.

A police officer also confirmed the death of Rizwan and said that he had been arrested for questioning in connection with some militancy related case.

Inspector General of Police Kashmir Range SP Pani said that police has requested for magisterial inquiry into the incident.

“We have requested for magisterial inquiry under 176 CrPc to initiate the thorough probe to ascertain the actual cause of death,” the IGP said.

Meanwhile, in wake of the death, the authorities of Islamic University Awantipora have closed the varsity for the precautionary measures.

This post was published on March 19, 2019