KD NEWS SERVICE
SRINAGAR, Mar 19: Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah on Tuesday demanded exemplary punishment to those involved in the death of an Awantipora resident who died in police custody. “I had hoped custodial deaths were a thing of our dark past.
This is an unacceptable development & must be investigated in a transparent, time bound manner. Exemplary punishment must be handed out to the killers of this young man,” Omar said on Twitter.
Earlier, a school teacher, who was arrested by the police, died in police custody here in Srinagar. The teacher was identified as Rizwan Pandit, a resident of Awantipora in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district. He died during the intervening night of Monday and Tuesday, a police officer said.