Alleged custodial killing sparks-off violent protests in Srinagar

May 19th, 2009 - 7:20 pm ICT by ANI  

Srinagar, May 19 (ANI): The alleged killing of a civilian in the police custody triggered a massive protest here on Tuesday.

According to the local media reports, Manzoor Ahmad Beg, 35, allegedly died during an interrogation by the Special Operations Group on Monday.

Shouting anti-police slogans, scores of locals took to the streets. Soon, their protests turned violent when an angry mob started stone pelting on the police forces.

To disperse the frenzied mobs, police charged batons and fired tear gas shells.

Meanwhile, the government has ordered a probe into the incident. (ANI)

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