The deceased was identified as Aqib Ahmed Lone son of Muhammad Ramzan of Lone Mohalla Khunmoh Srinagar. The family of the deceased youth told that Aqib had gone missing after he offered funeral prayers of a local youth who had succumbed to injuries a few days back in Srinagar hospital. “He was part of funeral procession and after that we failed to trace him,” said his father demanding investigation into the matter.
A large number of people staged protest and demanded a thorough probe into the mysterious disappearance and killing of a teenage boy.
The Station House Officer Pantha Chowk Police Station Muhammad Ayoub said that it is a murder case. “We have registered an FIR and investigation has been taken up,” he said.