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Probe confirms BSF man role in teen death

Investigations into the death of 16-year-old Zahid Farooq has revealed that he died of bullet injury though no bullet was found in his body. Farooq’s death in February had led to widespread protests in the Valley.

india Updated: Mar 14, 2010 23:47 IST
Toufiq Rashid

Investigations into the death of 16-year-old Zahid Farooq has revealed that he died of bullet injury though no bullet was found in his body. Farooq’s death in February had led to widespread protests in the Valley.

“It has been established that Zahid died of bullet injury though no bullet was found in his body. This is an important finding,’’ said Javed Riyaz , SSP Srinagar.

Jammu and Kashmir Police’s Special Investigating Team has completed its investigation. “We have completed our investigation and have given our report to the concerned police station. Chargesheet is likely to be produced soon,’’ said Riyaz .

The bullet was fired from the weapon of BSF constable Lakhwinder Kumar, the prime accused who is in police custody.

The weapon seized along with three vehicles of the 68 Battalion of BSF a month back, were sent for forensic tests to check if it was used to fire at the boy.