Rizwan’s custodial ‘killing’: Family refuses to take body; asks police to return their son

Zulkarnain Assad, brother of Rizwan who died under police custody

Srinagar: The family of slain youth allegedly killed in police custody has denied taking back his body from the Police Control Room in Srinagar or any other police establishment.

The brother of slain Rizwan Asad, a Jama’at activist and a school principal, Mudassir Asad said that they have decided that the will not go to take the body of slain to police control room in Srinagar or any other police establishment.

He said that his brother was detained from his home and his body should be brought to his home.

“They arrested him from home and they should bring back his body,” Mudassir said.

Rizwan was arrested by the Jammu and Kashmir police late Sunday evening during a raid. He was shifted to CARGO in Srinagar, the Special Operations Group headquarters where he was being questioned for alleged militant links.

According to police, Rizwan died during the intervening night of Monday and Tuesday.

However, Mudassir said that the police is peddling lies and that he was killing in “cold blood”.

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