Youth tortured by gunmen dies in Srinagar hospital

Youth tortured by gunmen dies in Srinagar hospital
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Srinagar, Aug 8: A man who suffered critical injuries due to beating after he along with another person was kidnapped by unknown gunmen in Kulgam district of south Kashmir on Wednesday, succumbed at SMHS hospital here.

Reports reaching GNS said that this morning unknown gunmen abducted two persons namely Mehraj ud Din Dar son of Ghulam Mohammad Dar of Hawoora, Mishipora and Mohammad Arif Sofi son of Fayaz Ahmad Sofi of Khudwani from their native villages.

The gunmen after torturing released both the persons, they said, adding that Arif Sofi suffered multiple injuries during the torture and was taken to a nearby hospital where from he was referred to SMHS hospital in Srinagar in critical conditions.

After battling for life for several hours, Arif succumbed to injuries late tonight in the hospital, they said.

A police officer also confirmed the death of the youth.

“A case under relevant sections of law has been registered to nab the persons involved in the killing,” the officer said. (GNS)