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J&K police rescue man from captors, wife still missing

Shoukat Ali, a native of Manyari village in Kathua district, had gone missing with a woman of his tribe on August 16, three days after they had married in a court and had approached the high court saying they needed its protection.

india Updated: Aug 27, 2018 23:25 IST
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The youth was rescued from Kathua district after several video clips showing him being tortured by his alleged captors went viral on the social media, police said.(AFP/Picture for representation)

Police on Monday rescued a tribal youth from alleged captivity of the relatives of a woman with whom he had eloped and married.

The youth was rescued from Kathua district after several video clips showing him being tortured by his alleged captors went viral on the social media, police said.

Shoukat Ali, a native of Manyari village in Kathua district, had gone missing with the woman of his tribe on August 16, three days after they had married in a court and had approached the high court saying they needed its protection.

“The youth was rescued by a police team from a remote village in Kathua district,” Kathua’s senior superintendent of police Shridhar Patil said. He said the woman is yet to be recovered.

First Published: Aug 27, 2018 23:25 IST