Kulgam girl dies as army soldiers ‘thrash’ her brother

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Srinagar: A young girl Identified as Rifat Jan daughter of Abdul Hameed Rather died Wednesday evening due to massive heart attack after she came to know about “ruthless” thrashing of her brother at the hands of the army soldiers at Ashmuji village of south Kashmir’s Kulgam, sources said.

Local sources quoting the family members of 22 years old Rifat said her brother was caught by army soldiers and was “mercilessly” beaten. As Rifat came to know that army soldiers were beating her brother, she collapsed and lost her life due to a massive heart attack.

SSP Kulgam Harmeet Singh told Kashmir Reader that police were ascertaining the facts.

“Yes the girl has died and people are alleging that an army patrol was in the area.  We are trying to ascertain the facts,” SSP Harmeet said.

Police however strongly denied the reports that Rifat’s brother was picked up by army.