Tension in Jammu town after boy found dead

Jammu, April 12: Tension prevailed in Basohli town of Jammu and Kashmir’s Kathua district after the body of a 14-year old boy was found in a school.

The boy, identified as Karan Kumar s/o Raj Kumar ward no 13 Basholi, was found dead in the local higher secondary school at 10.30 p.m. on Monday in suspicious ciecumstances, a senior police officer told media persons here, adding that he was a Class 8 student there.

Crowd came out in favor of the family and protested in the streets. They stone pelted the Police Station in rage of anger. SDPO along with a constable has been seriously injured due to the stone pelting.

“Family members of the boy blocked Bani-Basohli road on Tuesday morning,” he said.

“An FIR has been lodged and investigations have started,” the officer added.

Reports said the boy belonged to a Dalit family.

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