J&K: Protests erupt in Kupwara after man goes missing

SRINAGAR: Protests broke out in Kupwara district today when a man went missing and another was hospitalised in a critical condition with the locals alleging that were taken into custody by Army personnel, the police said today.

Residents of Kakar Diver in Lolab area staged a protest demanding to know the whereabouts of Manzoor Ahmad Khan who, along with Nasrullah Khan, was allegedly taken into custody by troops of 27 Rashtriya Rifles last night, a police official said.

He said the protesters alleged that while Nasrullah was released by the Army this morning, there was no word on the whereabouts of Manzoor.

Nasrullah was admitted at a local hospital for treatment but the doctors referred him to SKIMS hospital here, the official said.

The Srinagar-based defence spokesman could not be reached for comments on the allegations.

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