Jammu: Two security forces personnel have
been booked for their alleged involvement in the death of a
youth in Poonch district on Friday, police said on Sunday.
"We have registered a murder case against two jawans of
security forces in connection with the death of a civilian in
Mendhar," Station House Officer (SHO), Mendhar Police Station,
Kuldeep Raj said.
An FIR was registered at Mendhar Police Station under
Section 302/34 Ranbir Panel Code against a BSF man and an Army
jawan of Engineering Regiment for their alleged involvement in
the death of 20-year-old Najeem Hussain, a resident of Dharana
village in Mendhar, on Friday afternoon.
SHO Raj has written to the security forces for handing
over of the two jawans for investigation, but "the duo has not
been arrested so far".
Hussain, a driver, reportedly went to a water filling
point of Army in Mendhar, but did not return. His body was
later found in the nearby forest at around 21:25 hours on
The death triggered protests, as locals alleged security
forces of killing him and disposing the body in the forest
area. Later, district administration ordered probe into it.
An Army spokesman in Jammu said as per its investigation
is no involvement of any Army personnel in the death of the
He, however, said that the Army is cooperating with
police in the investigation.