Srinagar: Fresh protests rocked North
Kashmir this evening with the recovery of the body of a youth
missing since July 28, while three stone pelting youths were
injured here as security forces opened fire on protesters
defying curfew in interior city.
"Body of a youth has been picked up at Puthkhah-Sopore
from a stream this evening", a police spokesman said.
The body has been taken away by people and police is yet
to establish the identity of the deceased, he said.
However, locals identified the youth as Syed Fark
Bukhari, a stuident, who had gone missing last month after he
was allegedly picked up by security forces at Chooru in Sopore
Residents of Kreeri town of Baramulla district from where
the youth belonged blocked Srinagar-Baramulla highway to
protest the alleged "custodial killing".
Fark`s father Syed Bashir Bukhari, an Imam at the local
mosque, alleged that his son had been subjected to forced
disappearance by the uniformed men after some protesters were
arrested near Chooru on July 28.
As Kreeri witnessed violent protests over the alleged
custodial disappearance of the youth, authorities last week
formed a special investigation team to look into the case and
seek the whereabouts of the missing boy.
"A case will be registered under RPC and investigation
will be conducted in a transparent manner so that the cause of
this murder is revealed," the spokesman said.
"Instructions have been issued to concerned police to
have a post-mortem conducted by a board of doctors in presence
of a Magistrate," he said.
Meanwhile, three youths were injured as security forces
opened fire on protestors in Nowhatta in interior Srinagar
While leaving the area this evening after enforcing
curfew in the city, a group of youth pelted stones on the
securitymen who opened fire injuring three youths, official
One of the three was identified as Alam Khursheed and
were rushed to Soura medical institute for treatment, the