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Man's murder sparks protests in Bhaderwah, situation tense; Several security personnel injured in clashes, internet service snapped in Doda
5/16/2019 11:03:52 PM

Abid Hussain Wani

Early Times Report

DODA, May 16: The late night killing of a middle aged man by unknown persons sparked wide spread protests and sporadic incidents of violence in Bhaderwah town of district Doda. The deceased identified as Nayeem Ahmed Shah, a resident of Qilla Mohalla Bhaderwah, was fired upon around 2 am at Nalthi Pull area of Bhaderwah, leading to his on the spot death. After getting information of the incident, the police as well as large number of locals immediately rushed to the spot and shifted the deceased to Sub District Hospital Bhaderwah for postmortem. In the meantime relatives of the deceased along with huge number of protesters came out of their houses, and started shouting slogans on road due to which situation become tense.
Officers of the District administration rushed to Bhaderwah and ensured deployment of extra contingents of Police, CRPF, Army and SSB in markets and main areas of the town to ease the tense situation. However, clashes erupted between civilians and security personnel as angry protesters resorted to stone pelting on the security forces. Dozens of security personnel got injured in the massive clashes erupted between them and protesters. Police used batons and teargas to quell the protesters. Angry protesters were demanding fair probe in the matter and immediate arrest of murderers. Reports said, in the incident a large number numbers of vehicles including that of security forces were damaged while residential houses were also targeted. Meanwhile earlier in the morning around 7am administration imposed curfew under section 129 to prevent deterioration of law and order in Bhaderwah and snapped internet services in entire Doda district. After last rites of the deceased, the situation was under control in Bhaderwah town, DC Doda said. Meanwhile, police have registered a case and picked seven suspects for investigation in the matter. DC Doda Dr Sagar Doifode appealed to the general public of Bhaderwah to maintain peace and communal harmony.
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