Kashmiri youth dies in Jammu, locals suspect murder

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A youth from Chadoora area of central Kashmir’s Budgam died of a cardiac arrest at Canal Road in Jammu on Wednesday late evening.

An official told the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) the deceased was doing coaching for SSB exams in Jammu and he suddenly fell unconscious near Irrigation Department at Canal Road.

He said that he was declared dead on arrival by the doctors at GMC Jammu.

The official identified the deceased as Umar Sidiq Son of Mohammad Sidiq, a resident of Buchroo area of Chadoora.

Locals, however, suspect a “preplanned murder” as the deceased’s face had bruise marks on his face.

The locals demanded a probe into his death.

Meanwhile, a pale of gloom descended Buchroo area after the news of Umar’s death spread in the area.

An official said that the post mortem report will reveal the cause of his death.

“The body has been shifted to the mortuary room of GMC Jammu and his autopsy has been conducted,” he added—(KNO)

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