Residents of Lolab area in Kupwara district Friday took to streets demanding a probe into the alleged murder of a teacher found dead at Qamarwari Srinagar on Thursday.
The protesters staged sit-in at Wavoora Chowk, blocking the Kupwara-Lolab road for hours. They alleged that 42-year-old Javid Ahmad Khan, father of five, was murdered in Srinagar.
"There were torture marks on his body, his eyes were damaged and a rope was found tied around his neck," said his relatives who joined the protesters.
Meanwhile, teachers of all schools of Sogam and Khumriyal zones in Lolab locked the school in the second half of the day and marched towards Krusan, the native village of the deceased teacher to offer condolences to the bereaved family.
Mohamad Amin Khan, President teachers forum Kupwara told Greater
Kashmir that Javaid was hard working and thorough gentleman murdered under some conspiracy. "We want a thorough probe into the incident and the culprits should be brought to book immediately."
Chief Education Officer Kupwara, Nazir Ahmad Kanth, also visited the home of the deceased teacher and demanded thorough probe into the alleged murder.
Body of Javid Ahmad Khan was found on Thursday when some locals saw it lying on the road side at Qamarwari. The locals immediately informed the police.
When contacted, Mansoor Ahmad, DO Qamarwari Police Post told Greater Kashmir that they have registered a case and initiated investigation to ascertain the facts. "There were torture marks on his body and some injuries on his neck. We are waiting for post mortem report," he added.
His family members said that Javid had gone to Srinagar to see his friend in Qamarwari. He stayed for night there. He went to offer Isha (night) prayers in a local masjid in Qamarwari and didn't return to his friend's home till late night. In the morning his body was found from a deserted place.