Muzaffarabad residents protest against killing in police custody

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MUZAFFARABAD: A large number of people gathered in the main bazaar of the city on Wednesday to protest against the alleged killing of a young man while in police custody.

The protesters blocked the main thoroughfares and burned tyres against the alleged police brutality. Some protesters also gathered outside Azad Jammu and Kashmir Prime Minister Farooq Haider’s residence, making it impossible for him to leave for his office.

The protesters alleged that the police threw the young man off a building and killed him. On the other hand, the police claimed that the young man was a drug addict and had cases registered against him. A case has also been registered against five policemen allegedly involved in the incident.