Batamaloo killing: J&K Police file murder case against BSF battalion

Jammu and Kashmir Police have filed an FIR against a battalion of the Border Security Force (BSF) over the murder of a 22-year-old man, who was shot dead in Batamaloo on Saturday.

The deceased, Sajjad Hussain Sheikh, who hailed from Baramulla district, ran a barbecue kiosk at Batamaloo. Eyewitnesses say that BSF personnel had opened fire on facing stone-pelting. Sajjad was shot in the forehead and shifted to SMHS Hospital, where doctors declared him brought dead.

“We have registered a FIR under section 302 of the Indian Penal Code at Batamaloo police station against the 38 Battalion of BSF,” a senior police officer said.

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