Srinagar: Voice of Victim (VOV), a human rights organization, Thursday demanded Thursday demanded exhumation of body Tral youth, Khalid Muzaffar Wani for postmortem.
Khalid was killed by army on Monday evening by the army in the forests of Tral.
In a statement, VOV executive director Abdul Qadeer alleged that Khalid was killed by army in custody.
“The family of Khalid Muzaffar has strongly contested the army and police versions that he was killed during exchange of fire between militants and government forces,” he said adding that family has said that Khalid was killed in “cold blood.”
He said that further the family as well as locals of Tral also contested the army’s claim that Khalid was an over- ground worker of Hizb- ul- Mujahideen.
“According to family Khalid was tortured to death. The body of Khalid had visible torture remarks, his skull and teeth were broken, which clearly indicated he was tortured to death.”
He said that it was learnt that police and army were pressurizing the family to make Burhan surrender and were summoning Khalid to army and SOG camps.
“Hence when police has registered FIR no 42/ 2015 US 307, 7/ 25 RPC so VOV demanded exhumation of body for postmortem so that the troopers involved in this brutal killing will get punished.”