Azad orders judicial probe into youth's death

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Jammu, Mar 8 (UNI) Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad today ordered judicial inquiry into the alleged killing of a youth, who died in the city outskirts late yesterday night, official sources here said.

Mr Azad, who along with his wife Shamima Azad had visited the Government Medical College Hospital, Jammu this afternoon to review the ongoing construction work, was 'gheraoed' by the protesting relatives of the deceased as they were demanding the enquiry into the alleged killing of one Miraz Baksh.

''The deceased Miraz Baksh, died yesterday night when he jumped from a speedily driven truck carrying bovine animals, to escape from the police,'' sources told UNI adding that the trucks did not stopped for checking at a nakka laid down near Sidhra, in the city outskirts.

However, police party chased the trucks following which the deceased jumped and received a critical head injury resulting into on spot death.

The trucks along with 24 bovines were seized by the police while rest of the persons managed to escape from the spot. The body of Miraz Baksh was shifted to the GMC for postmortem. ''The relatives of the deceased on seeing Mr Azad, protested and demanded probe into the case,'' sources said.

Meanwhile the Chief Minister ordered enquiry and also announced an ex-gratia of Rs one lakh for the bereaved family while Station House Officer (SHO) Bahu Fort Shakti Devi has been placed under suspension, they said.

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