Probe into teacher's killing in Kashmir, FIR against Army

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Srinagar, Oct 20 (UNI) Thousands of protestors finally agreed to bury the body of a teacher, who was killed by the Army in Kupwara district of north Kashmir yesterday, this afternoon after the authorities ordered a thorough probe into the incident and police registered a case against the accused soldiers.

The protestors had earlier refused to bury the body of Abdul Rashid Mir, a teacher and a resident of Rawatpora, Kralapora in Kupwara district, till ''strongest possible'' action was taken against the guilty soldiers.

Senior civil and police officials, including Deputy Commissioner Afsandyar Khan and Senior Superintendent of Police Vijay Kumar, reached the spot to pacify the angry villagers.

Shouting anti-Army and pro-independence slogans, the protestors had placed the body on the road.

The Jammu and Kashmir government later ordered a thorough probe into the killing of the teacher while the police also registered a case against the accused soldiers.

Mr Khan told UNI that a special team, headed by the Additional Deputy Commissioner, Kupwara and comprising senior police officials, would probe the matter.

He said, a First Information Report (FIR) number 103/07 under section 302 CrPC had been lodged against the Army at the Trehgam police station in Kupwara district.

Mr Khan said, the team had been instructed to immediately start the investigations into the incident.

The Deputy Commissioner further said, the authorities have also considered a long-pending demand of the locals for establishing a police post in the Marsari forest area.

Mir was shot dead by the soldiers of Drangyari camp in Marsari forests of Chowkibal area in Kupwara district while on way to his school at 1030 hrs yesterday.

The Army had regretted the killing and ordered a court of inquiry into ''this unfortunate'' incident.

Reports received here said X X X Eds here picking up from line one, para one of DR 8 (AGITATION-KASHMIR-TEACHER TWO LAST SRINAGAR).


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