Srinagar, Sep 17 (IANS) Authorities in Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday ordered a magisterial probe into the death of a youth belonging to Sopore town whose family has alleged that he was killed in custody.
Sources said the District Magistrate Baramulla has ordered a magisterial probe into the death of Irfan Ahmad Dar, whose body was found with visible torture marks on Tuesday.
The Additional District Development Commissioner of Baramulla has been assigned the task to carry out the probe.
The youth was picked up by the police as an overground worker (OGW) of militants.
Police said he was taken to Chardaji village after he was picked up in connection with the investigation.
Police maintained that Irfan had taken advantage of the darkness and managed to run away.
His body was found the same night some distance from the spot where the police claimed that he had escaped from their custody.
The family alleges that Irfan was killed by the police since he died in their custody.
Protests have rocked Sopore town after the alleged custodial killing of the youth.
Political parties, including the National Conference, Peoples Democratic Party, Apni Party, Peoples Conference and others have appealed to Lt Governor Manoj Sinha to have the youth’s death probed so that the guilty are brought to book.