Youth’s death rumour spark protests at Parimpora

Youth’s death rumour spark protests at Parimpora

Srinagar, Nov 21: Protests erupted at Parimpora area of Srinagar Tuesday after rumours of a local youth’s death in police custody started doing rounds on social networking sites here.
According to reports, some unknown persons spread rumours about death of Tawseef Ahmad who was arrested by police during a shootout at Zukura last week in which one militant Mugees Mir and a sub inspector Imran Tak were killed.
Soon after the death rumour went viral, locals including youth came out on roads at Parimpora and started protests. They also blocked vehicular movement on the Highway at Parimpora.
However, SSP Srinagar, Imtiyaz Ismail Parray said that Tawseef is safe and alive in police custody. “This is a mischief done by some trouble mongers. We have called his parents and they will meet him shortly at police station. We will take strict action against the rumour mongers,” he said. (GNS)