SIT formed to probe Rajouri youth’s ‘murder’

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Police has formed a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to investigate the “murder” of a youth in Rajouri district by unknown persons during the intervening night of Tuesday and Wednesday, officials said. 

“Today on August 11, 2021, information was received that during the night (of Tuesday and Wednesday), some unknown persons entered the house of Bachan Lal (at) Chakli and attacked his son, Ankush Bakshi, with sharp edged weapons, who died on the spot as a result of the injuries sustained,” a police official said in a statement.

He said a case FIR No. 538/20210 under section 302 and 458 IPC was registered at police station Rajouri and investigation has been started.

“A Special Investigation Team (SIT) headed by DySP headquarters, Rajouri has been constituted for speedy investigation of the case on merits,” the police added.

Reports said that unknown assailants entered the house of the youth at around 1 am and stabbed him to death while he was asleep.

Later, a police party reached the spot and recovered the “weapon of offense”. The police team also took the body into possession for medico-legal formalities. 

In the morning, the family members, joined by relatives and neighbours, staged a protest on Rajouri-Poonch highway, demanding those behind the “brutal murder” be brought to justice. The protesters, who also burnt tyres on road, dispersed after assurances by senior officials from civil and police administration including Deputy Commissioner Rajouri Rajesh K Shavan and SSP Sheema Nabi Qasba.

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