Srinagar, June 15: A young man shot dead in the Kashmir Valley on charges of being a militant was buried here on Wednesday, scores of youths attending the funeral shouting anti-India slogans, officials said.
The family of Tanvir Ahmed Sheikh, killed by security force in Kud town in Udhampur district on Monday, denied the government’s claim that he was a militant who fired at security forces, leading to retaliatory firing.
The government told the state assembly on Tuesday that Sheikh fired from an AK-47 rifle after a bus he was travelling in was stopped by security forces for routine check.
Authorities said they seized an AK-47 rifle from his possession.
Senior separatist leader Syed Ali Geelani questioned the official version of Sheikh’s death after the family refuted the government claim.