SIT to probe killing in Jammu town, curfew continues

The authorities on Saturday formed a five-member special investigation team (SIT) to probe into a 40-year-old man’s murder at Bhaderwah in Jammu and Kashmir’s Doda district.

Nayeem Ahmed Shah was killed and another person injured when they were fired upon near Nalthi Bridge in Bhaderwah on Thursday. The murder triggered violent protests in the area, forcing the authorities to impose a curfew in the town, which continued for the third day on Saturday.

Doda’s senior police superintendent, Shabir Malik, said Bhaderwah police superintendent Raj Singh Gouria would head the five-member SIT. The SIT and a Forensic Science Laboratory team visited the murder scene at Nalthi village on Saturday and collected fresh evidence.

A 12-bore gun believed to have been used in the killing was seized and sent for forensic examination.

Malik said there was no relaxation in curfew on Saturday. “The situation is under control and we will see if the curfew can be relaxed on Sunday.”

First Published:
May 18, 2019 23:01 IST

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