J-K terror suspect dies in police custody

A teacher who was arrested by the Jammu and Kashmir police and the National Investigative Agency (NIA) in connection with a terror case died in custody. The incident has triggered protests in many parts of the state. A magisterial inquiry has been ordered to find out the cause and circumstances leading to his death.

Rizwan Asad, a resident of Awantipore, Pulwama was a terror suspect, the police said. He was a arrested from his house. He died during the intervening night of Monday and Tuesday, the police added.

Reacting to the incident, National Conference leader Omar Abdullah has demanded an exemplary punishment for the “killers” of the man. Exemplary punishment must be handed out to the killers of this young man,” he tweeted.

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