Mobile Internet service snapped in Rajouri after protests over boy's death

Reports said that the relatives of Chander Prakash staged a protest at his native Khwas village to demand arrest of the culprits.

Sumit Bhargav
Rajouri, Publish Date: Apr 20 2018 3:19PM | Updated Date: Apr 20 2018 3:19PM
Mobile Internet service snapped in Rajouri after protests over boy's deathRepresentational Image

Authorities on Friday suspended mobile Internet service in Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir to prevent rumour-mongering over the death of a teenage boy yesterday.

Reports said that the relatives of Chander Prakash staged a protest at his native Khwas village to demand arrest of the culprits.

They said that Prakash had gone missing from his home on Wednesday and was found in an unconscious state next morning. “He was rushed to Sunderbani hospital where he passed away,” said an official.

Earlier in the day, reports said Prakash had entered into a scuffle with another local boy. They said the boy had suffered injuries in the  scuffle and had to be given six stitches.

Deputy Commissioner Rajouri confirmed that the Internet service was suspended in the district.

An official said that mobile Internet service was suspended as some people were sharing “sensitive” messages that could lead to tension.

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