J&K Governor seeks report on youths' killing

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Jammu, Feb 14: Jammu and Kashmir Governor N N Vohra on Saturday, sought a detailed report on the recent death of two youths in separate incidents at Palhallan and Trehgam in the valley.

"The Governor had asked the Jammu and Kashmir DGP, K Rajendra Kumar for a detailed report on the two recent incidents, in which young men lost their lives at Palhallan and Trehgam in Kashmir valley," an official spokesman said.

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Vohra, who had returned from Delhi after attending the Governor's conference, reviewed both the cases with DGP and directed the authority to take stern action against the defaulters and submit a further report.

A 19-year-old Farooq Ahmad Bhat was killed in firing by security forces on February 9, while taking part in a protest on the second anniversary of Afzal Guru's hanging in Palhalan area of north Kashmir's Baramulla district.

Nazir Ahmad Mughal, a 32-year-old suspect, picked up by police in connection with a murder, was found dead on the same day shortly after he reportedly escaped police custody in Kupwara district of north Kashmir.


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