Srinagar: Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah on Tuesday termed the killing of a south kashmir resident in Police custody as “unacceptable development” and said that the incident must be investigated in a transparent, time bound manner.
Omar tweeted: “I had hoped custodial deaths were a thing of our dark past. This is an unacceptable development & must be investigated in a transparent, time bound manner. Exemplary punishment must be handed out to the killers of this young man.”
Identified as Rizwan Asad,a resident o Awantipora, the slain was arrested by police three days ago and was shifted to Srinagar for questioning.
A police official said that Asad was being questioned in a “terror” related case.
Today morning, reports said that Asad died during questioning in police custody.