Man murdered in Rajouri, locals protest
Jammu: A 24-year-old man was killed inside his house in Rajouri district early Wednesday, prompting locals to block the Jammu-Poonch highway in protest, officials said.
Some unidentified assailants attacked Ankush Sharma (24) with sharp-edged weapons inside his house at Chakli village, causing his instant death, the officials said.
They said police have registered a case and started investigation.
Efforts are being made to arrest the attackers who fled the house after attacking Sharma.
The motive behind the attack was not known immediately, the officials said.
They said the relatives and neighbours of the deceased blocked the Jammu-Poonch national highway demanding arrest of the culprits.
Senior police and civil officers visited the spot and are persuading the protesters to disperse, assuring prompt investigation and arrest of the accused, the officials said.
The SP Rajouri and Deputy Commissioner Rajouri, Rajesh K Shavan personally visited the protesters to assure them of a speedy and fair probe into the youth’s murder after which they the locals called off the protest.
Meanwhile, police also constituted a Special Investigation Team (SIT) headed by Deputy SP HQ, Rajouri for a speedy investigation of the case.
The DC Rajouri assured that a financial assistance as warranted under norms will be provided to the bereaved family.