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Missing Rajouri man found dead in Jammu

Family stages protest on Rajouri-Thanamandi road, calls for justice
02:50 AM May 13, 2024 IST | Sumit Bhargav
missing rajouri man found dead in jammu
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Rajouri, May 12: A massive protest demonstration rocked Lah village of Thanamandi in Rajouri after locals blocked the Rajouri-Thanamandi road over the mysterious death of a local man in Jammu who was missing a few days ago.

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The deceased was identified as Muhammad Kabir, son of Salam Din of Lah, Thanamandi, whose body was recovered in mysterious conditions after he remained missing for two days.

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The family members, relatives, and other people of the area while accusing a murder conspiracy behind the incident called for justice through a fair investigation to establish all the hidden facts of the case.

They said that the deceased was from a poor family background and was the lone bread earner and his death would leave a never-repairable blow to the family.

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Headed by former legislator Qamar Hussain and District Development Council (DDC) member Thanamandi, Abdul Quyoom Mir, locals assembled on the busy Rajouri-Thanamandi road and blocked it for traffic besides raising the demand for justice as well as ex gratia for the poor family.

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Later, officials of civil and Police administration reached the spot and met with the protesting people, assuring that a fair investigation into the matter was going on and truth would be before everyone.

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The civil administration assured that necessary financial aid for the poor family would be provided by the administration as per the law.

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On the assurance of the officers, the protest was called off after 3 hours and the road was restored for traffic.

On Sunday, his family members blocked the main road at Lah on the Rajouri-Thanamandi road.

They kept the body of the deceased on the road and alleged that he died due to a murder conspiracy and that the Police should unearth it and those involved in this criminal act should be taken to task.

The protesters also demanded ex-gratia and compensation for victim families.

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