Man beaten to death for removing an apple tree

Jammu and Kashmir

Srinagar, May 12: A man who was beaten by three members of a family, died at a local hospital on Wednesday. The trio beat him up because he had removed an apple tree two days ago in south Kashmir’s Shopian district.

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Aijaz Ahmad Mantoo, 35, son of Abdul Rehman Mantoo of Hanjipora, was undergoing treatment here at Sher-e-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS), Soura since the last three days.

After the incident took place, Aijaz was rushed to a nearby hospital from where he was referred to SKIMS Soura.

Police has arrested all three of the family who are accused and booked them under Section 302 of the RPC


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