Woman’s mysterious death sparks protest
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Woman’s mysterious death sparks protest

Residents of Thathri village in Doda district today blocked the Batote-Kishtwar highway to protest against the "mysterious" death of a married woman.

Residents of Thathri village in Doda district today blocked the Batote-Kishtwar highway to protest  against the "mysterious" death of a married woman.

Alleging foul play, the residents demanded a Special Investigation Team be appointed to probe the death of 23-year-old Shaista Begum.

Shaista was charred to death under suspicious circumstances at her house on Friday afternoon, two

days after she lodged a complaint against her in-laws for domestic violence, a police officer said.

The police have registered a case of murder under section 302 RPC and arrested the husband and father-in-law of the woman.

The administration meanwhile had a tough time pacifying the protesters."An independent SIT has been formed headed by me for quick disposal of the case," Additional SP Bhadarwah Sargun Shukla said, adding that the SIT is already on the job.

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