Youth dies in police custody in Srinagar

Rizwan Asad Pandit
Rizwan Asad Pandit Pulwama

Srinagar, March 19 (IANS) A 28-year-old man belonging to Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district died in police custody in Srinagar.

Police said Rizwan Asad Pandit, belonging to Awantipora who worked as a teacher in a private school, was arrested three days back in connection with a militancy related case.

“He died during Monday night,” a police officer said, adding that a magisterial probe had been ordered.

“In addition, a departmental inquiry has been ordered into the circumstances that led to the death,” the officer said.

As a precaution, all exams scheduled for Tuesday in the Islamic University of Science and Technology (IUST), Awantipora, have been postponed.

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