Two youths allegedly involved in the stone-pelting incident which killed a civilian at Batmaloo locality in Srinagar last week have been identified and efforts are on to arrest them, a police officer said today.
"We have identified two of the culprits involved in the killing of Shafiq Ahmad Sheikh and efforts are on to arrest them," Inspector Zahoor Ahmad, Station House Officer of Police Station Batmaloo who is investigating the case said.
Sheikh (40), an employee in education department, was killed when a mob attacked a mini-bus at Batmaloo on Friday following which police registered a murder case against the unidentified accused and started investigations.
"About seven to eight youth were involved in the stone-pelting incident and two of them have been identified," Ahmad said while expressing hope that all the accused would be tracked soon.
"It is an open and a transparent case where his death resulted due to injuries by the stone-pelting. We have talked to eye-witnesses and people there and got information about these hooligans," he added.
The incident had occurred when a group indulged in stone pelting to enforce closure of shops to protest precautionary measures taken by authorities to prevent a march planned by hardline Hurriyat Conference leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani, who was put under house arrest.