A 33-year-old man trying to rescue an alleged abducted woman was beaten and drowned in a stream in a north Kashmir village on Saturday, police said here.
A police officer said a resident of Rafiabad in Baramulla district had filed a complaint that his wife, mother of two, was kidnapped by a person belonging to the Uri border town.
A police team went to search for the woman and took along two civilians from the complainant's family to identify her.
However, a mob assisting the accused attacked the policemen and "held one of the two civilians as hostage", said the police officer.
"The hostaged civilian was severely beaten and thrown into a stream from where his dead body was recovered," he said.
The deceased was identified as Bashir Ahmad.
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