PULWAMA: A body riddled with bullets was found in Ratnipora in Pulwama in Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday morning. The body was tied with ropes when it was spotted.
The deceased has been identified as 23-year-old Muhammad Shafi Sofi.
Police have registered a case in connection with the incident. "A case has been registered and investigations are on to ascertain the circumstances that led to the youth's murder," police said.
Sofi was working as salesman at an electronics shop in Pulwama. "We found a body in the morning in Pulwama's Ratnipora. The man has been identified as Shafis, he worked as a salesman. We've got his post-mortem done and our investigation is underway. As we get details we'll share, rest assured the culprit won't be spared," SSP Pulwama Mohd Aslam said.
The body was taken to the sub-district hospital at Pampore for autopsy and initial reports suggested that Sofi was tortured.
There were multiple deep cut wounds on his legs and other body parts. There was a rope around his neck which indicates the possibility of strangulation besides torture.