SIT formed to probe Kashmiri boy’s murder

Phagwara: A Special Investigation Team (SIT) has been constituted to probe the murder of a Kashmiri boy in the district here last month as police today claimed to have got some clues that can crack the case.

11-year-old Irshad Ahmad Lone was found stabbed to death in a rented accommodation in Bhagatpura mohalla here on January 7, when his father Javed Ahmad Lone returned from work.

The boy was accompanying his father who is a regular visitor to Punjab to sell woollen garments.

Phagwara SP Ashwani Kumar will head the SIT while DSP Manpreet Singh Dhillon, along with SHO Satnampura, will be its members, said Kapurthala SSP Rajinder Singh here.

Claiming that police had got some clue about the case, the SSP said that SIT would solve the matter in coming days.

Irshad had come here with his father Javed from his native village Waisa, Hindwara, in Kupwara district of J&K at the beginning of January.

On January 7, Javed had left in the morning for selling garments, leaving the boy behind in the rented room and when he returned from work he found him stabbed to death, police said.