Pulwama: After the Jammu and Kashmir Police, CRPF and Army on Wednesday claimed to have killed three militants in an overnight gunfight in Lawaypora area of Srinagar, family members of one of slain have claimed that he is not a militant and was killed in a “fake encounter”, Free Press Kashmir reported.
Family members and relatives of Aijaz Ahmed Ganie, a resident of Putrigam area of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district, have assembled outside Police Control Room (PCR) in Srinagar to demand the return of his dead body.
They were seen shouting slogans and said that Aijaz left home a day ago to appear in examinations at university.
“The picture of the dead body of Aijaz on social media has shocked all of us,” one of the family members protesting outside PCR was quoted as saying by Free Press Kashmir.
Accusing that their kin was killed in a “fake encounter”, the family is now demanding the return of Aijaz’s dead body from the police’s possession.
Earlier, the police had said that three “unidentified” militants were killed in the gunfight.