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Kulgam youth ‘abducted and tortured’ by militants, dies

SRINAGAR

A youth, who was allegedly abducted and tortured by unidentified militants in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kulgam district, succumbed to injuries at a hospital, police said today.

Two youths — identified as Mehraj Ahmad and Arif Ahmad — were abducted by unidentified militants yesterday, a police spokesperson said.

Arif was later “retrieved” in an injured condition and his body “bore visible torture marks”. The youth was immediately shifted to a hospital here where he breathed his last, the officer said.

The other youth was released alive.

Police have registered a case and an investigation is on, he said.

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