PDP demands time-bound probe into minor’s death

Junaid was allegedly injured during clashes between protestors and security forces in Safakadal area of the city on Friday

By: PTI | Srinagar | Published:October 8, 2016 5:03 pm
Srinagar curfew, kashmir curfew, kashmir unrest, kashmir violence, srinagar violence, srinagar, kashmir protests, kashmir news, india news Security personnel disperse the protesters after an 11-year-old boy, Junaid Ahmad Akhoon, was killed in clashes, in Srinagar. (Source: PTI)

The ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Saturday demanded a time-bound probe into the death of a minor boy allegedly due to pellet injuries suffered during clashes between protestors and security forces.

“PDP has demanded immediate, time bound probe into Junaid Ahmad Akhoon’s death and desires action against those found guilty,” a party spokesman said in a statement.

Junaid was allegedly injured during clashes between protestors and security forces in Safakadal area of the city on Friday and later succumbed to the injuries at a hospital last night.

The spokesman said the party is anguished over reports of use of “unwarranted force”.

No amount of action can ever compensate such loss. Yet it is always needed to ensure accountability as and when any grave omissions or commissions are reported, he said.

The PDP spokesman said a deputation of respectable people from Eidgah locality of downtown area of the city visited the party headquarters and stated that the deceased “was not involved in any protest… which called for a probe and action as a follow up”.

The deputation was assured that party would effectively intervene to seek action upholding its regard for human rights and protection of people of the state, the spokesman said.

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