Elderly man’s killing: Curfew continues on third day in Bhadarwah, SIT constituted

Elderly man’s killing: Curfew continues on third day in Bhadarwah, SIT constituted
Members of the SIT visit the spot where Nayeem Ahmad Shah was shot dead. Tahir Nadeem Khan Yousafzai/GK

Curfew remained imposed in Bhadarwah town of Doda district of Jammu andKashmir on Saturday for third consecutive day even as the police constituted aspecial investigation team (SIT) to probe the killing of an elderly man.

Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Shabir Ahmed Malik said thesituation was peaceful in the area and a Special Investigation Team (SIT) hasbeen constituted to investigate the murder of Nayeem Ahmad Shah (50).

According to police, no untoward incident took place since yesterday inany part of the communally sensitive town or elsewhere, where killing of Nayeemtriggered massive protests and group clashes on Thursday, forcing the authoritiesto impose indefinite curfew.

The newly constituted SIT along with a team of Forensic ScienceLaboratory (FSL) Jammu visited the crime scene this morning to collect theevidence.

"We have also seized the weapon (12 bore Gun) and sent it to FSL Jammu,besides we are investigating the case from all angles," said SP Raj SinghGouria who heads the SIT.

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