Protests after married woman found dead in Kulgam

Srinagar: Protests erupted after a 25-year-old married woman, who went missing about a week ago, was found dead in Kulgam district of south Kashmir Thursday .
The body of Sumaira Jan, a resident of Babdar-Fathapora village, was recovered from an open field near Mir Bazar in Qazigund area, 80 kms from here, a police spokesman said.
He said the body, which bore burn marks, was in semi-decomposed state and has been sent for post-mortem.
Sumaira was reported missing from Sher Bagh Anantnag hospital on May 8, the spokesman said.
He said a team of Forensic Science Laboratory experts were deputed to the spot for investigation.
The family members and relatives of the deceased staged protests and clashed with police at Kulgam, demanding stern action against the culprits.
“Some miscreants pelted stones at the FSL vehicle at Mir Bazar breaking windowpanes of the vehicle, but none of its members was hurt,” the spokesman said, adding that police dispersed the miscreants and carried out the investigation.
Meanwhile, a head constable of Railway police was today found dead here, prompting police to launch inquest to ascertain the cause of his death.
Rajinder Singh was posted at Katra railway station and was found dead on the roadside near Tourist Reception Centre (TRC) in the heart of the city this morning, police said.
The body was sent for autopsy, police said, adding an investigation was started to ascertain the cause of his death.