Srinagar: Protests are going on at Tarathpor area of Handwara on Thursday against the killing of a local youth allegedly in a fake encounter by army.
Witnesses said that people alongwith the body of the slain youth are chanting slogans and demanding action against the involved army personnel.
Pertinently, army on Tuesday claimed that a non-local militant had been killed in a gunfight in Handwara forests.
On Wednesday when the army handed over the body to police, some locals identified the body as of a local civilian, Shahid Ahmad Mir, son of Bashir Ahmad Mir, resident of Daril Tarathpor Ramhal.
Family of the slain said the boy was missing for the past few days. They said they believe that he was kidnapped and then killed in a staged encounter.