Rizwan was tortured, killed: Father

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Father of Rizwan Pandith contests official claims that his son tried to escape. He said he was killed under custody after brutal physical torture. Meanwhile, massive protests were held in Awantipora, by the family and members from Sikh community, to demand justice.

Rizwan Asad Pandith, a school teacher from Awantipora, was picked by NIA on late March 17 for investigation in a militancy related case. He later died in the police custody.

The family today claimed that Rizwan was brutally tortured and murdered. “Besides multiple injuries as suggested by preliminary post-mortem reports, he had torture marks over his body,” his father said.

His family and members of Sikh community protested at the Awantipora Chowk, and demanded that the post mortem report be made public. They demanded the murderers of their son be punished.

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