An indefinite curfew was imposed in Jammu and Kashmir’s Bhaderwah area of Doda district on Thursday morning as protests broke out following the murder of a 40-year-old villager by unidentified persons. Mobile internet services have been suspended as well.
Sources said a villager, identified as Nayeem Shah, was shot dead at Nalthi bridge near Bhaderwah town during the early hours of Thursday. The killing led to protests; villagers alleged cow vigilantes were behind the murder. However, no carcass was found in the area.
A country made rifle is suspected to be used in the killing, sources added.
Meanwhile, Doda Deputy Commissioner Dr. Doifode Sagar Dattatray confirmed that curfew has been imposed in Bhaderwah as a precautionary measure.
Sources, however, said that mobile internet services have also been suspended across Doda district including Bhaderwah.