NC protests against custodial death of Awantipora teacher

National Conference (NC) on Thursday took out a protest march in Srinagar against the custodial death of a school teacher.

Senior NC leaders Ali Muhammad Sagar, Nasir Sogami and Mubarak Gul led the protest rally from the party headquarters at Nawa-e-Subh.

The protesters were chanting anti-Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) slogans and demanded stern punishment for the people responsible for the death of 29-year-old Rizwan Asad Pandith.

“The killers should be dealt as per law and stern punishment should be meted out whosoever is responsible. There has to be a thorough investigation in the killing,” demanded Sogami.

However, the protesters were stopped by the police at Tourist Reception Centre and prevented from marching ahead.

Pandith died in police custody days after he was picked up from his home in Awantipora.

The government has said that the magisterial inquiry is being conducted by the district authorities in Pulwama.