The family members and the locals on Thursday staged a protest demonstration in Awantipora area of south Kashmir's Pulwama district against the custodial death of a school teacher.
Rizwan Assad Pandith, 29, died in the custody of police atCARGO camp of the special operations group in Srinagar, days after he waspicked up by the police from his home.
The protesters, who were joined by the members of local Sikhcommunity, demanded the exhumation of Pandith's body to "show the marks of tortureon his body".
Chanting slogans, 'We want justice' & 'Rizwan ke qatiloko pesh karo' the protesters assembled at the highway near gurdwara inAwantipora.
Talking to reporters, the father and brother of Pandithdismissed the reports suggesting that he had tried to escape from the custody.
"Rizwan was brutally tortured in the custody and that hasled to his death," said his elder brother.