Police files murder case against BSF jawan for killing youth in Srinagar

Sajad Hussain Shaikh was killed after being hit by a bullet in the head in Batamaloo area of Srinagar.

The Jammu and Kashmir police has registered a murder case against unnamed personnel of the Border Security Force in connection with the death of the youth, Sajad Hussain Shaikh.

Shaikh (22) was killed after being hit by a bullet in the head in Batamaloo area of Srinagar. Investigations into the killing have begun.

An FIR has been registered under section 302 of the IPC. BSF official has also submitted the incident report.

The police has already said that there was no planned deployment of any paramilitary force in that area. Investigations are being carried out as to how and what the BSF troops were doing there at that time.

According to sources, a small BSF convoy had strayed into the area and faced booing and stone pelting. Questions however are being asked why SOPs were not followed and how the man was hit in his head.

Sajjad's death has triggered massive protests in Batamaloo and the Kashmir Valley observed complete shutdown in response to the call given by the separatist leaders against the killing.