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J-K: PDP demands time-bound probe into minor boy’s death

Junaid was allegedly injured during clashes between protestors and security forces in Safakadal area of the city on Friday and succumbed to the injuries at a hospital later in the night.

india Updated: Oct 08, 2016 19:33 IST
Kashmiri Muslims women comfort wailing mother of Junaid Ahmed, a 13-year-old boy during his funeral procession in Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, Saturday, Oct. 8, 2016.
Kashmiri Muslims women comfort wailing mother of Junaid Ahmed, a 13-year-old boy during his funeral procession in Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, Saturday, Oct. 8, 2016.(AP)

The ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Saturday demanded a time-bound probe into the death of a minor boyallegedly due to pellet injuries suffered during clashes between protestors and security forces here.

“PDP has demanded immediate, time bound probe into Junaid Ahmad Akhoon’s death and desires action against those found guilty,” a party spokesman said in a statement in Srinagar.

Junaid was allegedly injured during clashes between protestors and security forces in Safakadal area of the city on Friday and succumbed to the injuries at a hospital later in the night.

The spokesman said the party is anguished over reports of use of “unwarranted force”.

No amount of action can ever compensate such loss. Yet it is always needed to ensure accountability as and when any grave omissions or commissions are reported, he said.

The PDP spokesman said a deputation of respectable people from Eidgah locality of downtown area of the city visited the party headquarters and stated that the deceased “was not involved in any protest... which called for a probe and action as a follow up”.

The deputation was assured that party would effectively intervene to seek action upholding its regard for human rights and protection of people of the state, the spokesman said.