SRINAGAR MAR 18: A 33-year-old man trying to rescue an alleged abducted woman was beaten, hit by stones by a violent mob in a north Kashmir village on Saturday.
A police officer said a resident of Rafiabad in Baramulla district had filed a complaint that his wife, mother of two, was kidnapped by a person belonging to the Uri border town.
A police team went to search for the woman and took along two civilians from the complainant’s family to identify her.
However, a mob assisting the accused attacked the policemen and “held one of the two persons as hostage”, said the police officer.
“The hostage man was severely beaten to death,” he said. The deceased was identified as Bashir Ahmad.
“FIR has been registered into the matter and investigation has been taken up. Family and relatives of the deceased demands the immediate arrest of culprits whom were responsible for his killing,” he said. (PTK)