Baramulla: In Uri area of Baramulla district, police arrested on Monday Syed Gulzar, a trooper in the army’s 4 JAKLI regiment, on charges of beating a teenage boy from his neighbourhood so badly that he had to be taken to hospital. The teenage boy, identified as Syed Danish, 14, as well as the army trooper Syed Gulzar are residents of Cholan village in Uri and happen to be relatives. Syed Gulzar beat up the boy reportedly over some issue that came up during a cricket match. Danish had to be taken to a nearby hospital for treatment.
At the complaint of the parents of Danish, police in Uri registered a case under FIR number 21/18 under Sections 341, 323, 506 RPC against the army trooper and arrested him.
Sub Divisional Police Officer (SDPO) Uri, Javid Ahmad, told Kashmir Reader, “Yes, we registered a case and have also arrested the army trooper. Further investigation is on.”
He added that the accused trooper is the next-door neighbour and relative of the teenage boy.