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Curfew on in Bhaderwah, police deny cow vigilantes behind murder

IANS  |  Jammu 

continued for the second day on Friday in tension-ridden town of and Kashmir's district, even as police denied cow vigilantes were behind the murder of a local resident.

Officials said there would be no relaxation in the yet.

Police said five people have been detained for questioning in connection with the murder but rebutted that 'cow vigilantes' had killed Nayeem Shah when he was transporting livestock early on Thursday.

"Some are wrongly reporting murder of a person in as incident of an alleged killing by cow vigilantes. Such irresponsible reporting is strongly rebutted as no such information has been confirmed during the investigation so far. Neither the accused are identified nor the motive of killing is known so far.

"Such reporting which has got law and order implications is rebutted."

The was called to assist the civil administration maintain law and order as clashes erupted between two groups over the murder.

Apart from the curfew, authorities have also suspended to prevent spread of inflammatory posts and

Senior Ghulam Nabi Azad, who belongs to Bhaderwah, has appealed people to maintain communal harmony.



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First Published: Fri, May 17 2019. 16:24 IST