Protests in North Kashmir village after alleged custodial death

Protests broke out in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kupwara district on Wednesday soon after the body of a man who had allegedly gone missing in army custody was found by police. 

Abdul Rashid Dar, a driver, 33, was picked up by the army from Kunan Poshpora for questioning on December 15. When the family sought his whereabouts, army said Dar fled from their custody. 

The body was found at a forest in nearby Zirhama village. The body was handed over to the family after identification.

Soon after the family received the body, a large crowd turned up to join the protest, alleging Dar was killed in custody. They raised slogans demanding justice. The police said they are investigating the case.