Kashmir Indepth

Police files case against army following protests over beating of youth in Rafiabad

Suhail Khan

Rafiabad, April 13 : Police on Saturday filed a case against army’s 32 RR for beating a youth in Rafiabad area of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district.

Reports reaching here said scores of people took to streets at Rafiabad and staged a protest demonstration against the beating of the youth in the area.

Reports said that two youths were travelling in a car when armymen of 32 Rashtriya Riffles stopped them and thrashed one of them.

Soon after the incident, scores of people took to streets and blocked Handwara-Baramulla Highway at Laser over the beating.

The youth who was thrashed has been identified as Tariq Ahmed Rather son of Nazir Ahmed Rather resident of Laiser Rafiabad.

The protesters while demanding strict action against the erring armymen said that “we are not even safe in our own localities and cannot roam here and there now.”

Meanwhile, SSP Sopore Javeed Iqbal told that FIR has been registered against the army men and “we have started further investigation into the incident.” (GNS)

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