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Sanatam Dhadam Sabha demands SIT probe into Bhaderwah killing

Press Trust of India  |  Jammu 

The Sanatam Dhadam Sabha, an organisation of Hindus, Thursday demanded the constitution of a special investigation team (SIT) to probe the death of a person in firing in in

"We suspect a well-planned and coordinated action of anti-social and anti-national elements to disturb the peaceful situation in the area. We demand constitution of an SIT to probe the case," the organisation's said here.

The organisation also requested the to take action against erring officials.

Curfew was clamped in communally-sensitive valley in on Thursday after members of a community attacked a police station and damaged several vehicles in protest against the killing. too have been blocked.

The family of the deceased alleged that he was targeted by cow vigilantes.

The district administration, however, ruled out cow vigilantism as the reason behind the murder and said that some people were trying to give communal colour to the incident to flare up the situation.

The firing incident took place at around 2 am on Thursday.

"One person with the name of Nayeem was coming from Chatergala side during midnight. When he reached near Nalthi area, he was killed and another person with him suffered splinter injuries (in a firing incident)," IGP Jammu Zone, M K told

Two suspects, who allegedly had opened fire, have been arrested and five others detained, he said.

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First Published: Fri, May 17 2019. 00:10 IST