North Kashmir: Amid shutdown, hundreds protest Hajin civilian killing

Hundreds of protesters, including relatives of the slain civilian, took out a protest march from Prang village towards Police station Hajin where they held a sit-in to demand punishment for his killers.

SAJAD GUL
Hajin, Publish Date: May 26 2018 1:10PM | Updated Date: May 26 2018 1:10PM
North Kashmir: Amid shutdown, hundreds protest Hajin civilian killingNorth Kashmir: Amid shutdown, hundreds protest Hajin civilian killing

Amid a spontaneous shutdown, a protest rally was taken out in Hajin town of north Kashmir’s Bandipora district on Saturday against the brutal killing of a civilian, Yaqoob Ahmad Wagay (38).

Hundreds of protesters, including relatives of the slain civilian, took out a protest march from Prang village towards Police station Hajin where they held a sit-in to demand punishment for his killers.

Shops and other business establishments remained closed in Hajin town and adjoining villages of Naidkai, Madwan, Prang, Shahgund, Vijpora, Markundal and Sumbal.

 

Wagay, according to his family, was killed inside his house on Thursday night by five gunmen.

Two of the masked gunmen worked knives on his throat while the other three gagged his wife and seven-year old son after violently waking them up, the family members said.

While the police blamed militants, an audio purportedly released by the militants on social media condemned the killing, claiming that it was the handiwork of “Indian agencies to create rift between public and the militants.”

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