A youth was critically injured after army allegedly tortured him in custody in Tral area of Pulwama district of south Kashmir on Sunday.
Sheikh Murtaza, 29, according to his family members, was called to 42RR camp in Nader village of Tral to collect his identity card taken away by army following stone-pelting protest in Kuchmulla village.
"Army took away identity cards of several youth following a minor stone-pelting protest in the village. The youth were asked to collect the IDs from the 42 RR camp," said a family member, requesting anonymity for fear of reprisal.
"After Murtaza went there to collect his ID, he was tortured inside the camp," he said.
Murtaza was shifted to Sub-district hospital Tral for treatment where from he was referred to Srinagar for advanced treatment.
His condition, according to health officials, was serious.