Pattan youth's killing highly condemnable: Mehbooba

People’s Democratic Party (PDP) President and former Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti Thursday expressed grief and sorrow over the killing of 23-year old Arshad Ahmad Dar of Pattan, terming his killing tragic and highly condemnable.

Dar, who was critically injured during clashes at Chenabal area of Pattan on Srinagar-Baramulla Highway succumbed at SKIMS here late Wednesday evening. He was undergoing treatment in the hospital since Monday.

Mehbooba expressed solidarity with the bereaved family.

Asking the government to speed up the probe in Bandipora alleged rape case, Mehbooba, in a statement said, “It is the only way to clear any misgivings in people’s minds and restore normalcy.”

“We appeal to the people not to go adrift at any cost and do not allow divisive elements to succeed in their nefarious plans to create animosity between people on sectarian and communal lines,” Mehbooba said.

Meanwhile, the PDP President has also expressed grief over the demise of Irfan Ahmad of Zainapora, Shopian.

“On May 8, unknown gunmen barged inside a chemist shop and fired upon Irfan Ahmad and Muzafar Ahmad. In the incident, the duo suffered critical injuries. Irfan succumbed to his injuries last night,” the statement stated.

Mehbooba prayed for the departed soul and expressed solidarity with the bereaved family.