Body of a teenager, who went missing when group of people protesting hanging of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru were allegedly chased away by security forces,was fished out from Jhelum river this morning.
Body of Zameer Ahmad Dar, 16, who went missing yesterday, was fished out from Jhelum river in Ganderbal district of central Kashmir this morning, official sources said.
They said Dar had gone missing yesterday during a law and order problem in the area in which another youth, Tariq Ahmad Bhat, had also drowned.
Local residents alleged that the youths who were protesting the hanging of Guru, jumped into the river to escape security forces.
However, police denied the allegation, saying the youths drowned after a boat overturned in the river.
Mohammed Afzal Guru, convicted of involvement in the audacious attack on Parliament in 2001, was hanged on Saturday and buried in Delhi's Tihar Jail, six days after a mercy plea was rejected by the President.
Meanwhile, Executive Magistrate, Ganderbal, Ghulam Mohammad Khatana and his personal security guard Fayaz Ahmad were reportedly thrashed by an irate mob when Dar's body was being taken to Sub-District Hospital for postmortem.
Official sources said Khatana and his guard had to be rescued by police who fired tear gas shells at the protestors. Both of them were admitted to hospital for treatment.
The police also took custody of the body.
Later, senior civil administration and police officials held talks with elders of the area, requesting them to allow the legal procedure to be carried out, the sources said.
A compromise was reached after the officials gave an assurance that a case would be registered about the incident which took place yesterday.
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