Youth ‘abducted and tortured’ by militants, dies

Srinagar: A youth, who was allegedly abducted and tortured by unidentified militants in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kulgam district, succumbed to injuries at a hospital, police said today.

Two youths — identified as Mehraj Ahmad and Arif Ahmad — were abducted by unidentified militants yesterday, a police spokesperson said.

Arif was later “retrieved” in an injured condition and his body “bore visible torture marks”. The youth was immediately shifted to a hospital here where he breathed his last, the officer said.

Police have registered a case and an investigation is on, he said.