Thousands attend funeral of youth who died in police custody

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SRINAGAR — Thousands of people on Tuesday participated in the funeral prayers of the youth who died in police custody in the intervening night of Monday-Tuesday.

A private school teacher identified as 28-year-old Rizwan Pandit died in custody following which a inquiry was initiated to investigate his death.

According to reports, the body of Rizwan was later handed over to the family members this evening following which the funeral prayers for the deceased were held near Jamia Masjid Awantipora in which thousands of people participated.

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A police official confirmed that the body of Rizwan was handed over to the family this evening at around 08:00 PM.

The deceased was later laid to rest at a local graveyard in his native village.

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