Some unknown people last evening thrashed two youth after they found photograph of a policeman in the wallet of one of them. The incident occurred at Natipora in Srinagar.
The family of the victims who hail from Kellar area of South Kashmir's Shopian district told news agency CNS that Touseef Ahmed Malik along with his cousin Owais Ahmed were on way towards Batamaloo when their Scooty was stopped by a group.
"Touseef was carrying photograph of his brother Irfan Ahmed who is working in police. They took him as a cop and started thrashing him. My brother was taken into a secluded field and tied with a tree. The head of the group who also snatched two mobile phones from the victims hit Touseef's head with bricks. He was badly wounded. The miscreants later fled from the spot. My brother was untied from the tree by a local who handed him over to police," Irshad Ahmed, Touseef's brother said adding that his brother was on way to Batamaloo to meet his father who is performing duties of Imam at a local mosque.
SHO Saddar said that efforts were on to nab the culprits. (CNS)