Baramulla: The family members of Palhallan man, who died on Thursday after allegedly consuming poison at his in-laws’ house, staged a protest on Friday, alleging it was a “cold-blooded murder”.
The family and relatives of the deceased person Showkat Ahmad Dar son of Ghulam Rasool Dar of Palhallan blocked the Srinagar-Baramulla highway for some time and demanded justice.
“It is a baseless story that Showkat died after consuming poison. He was killed,” the family said, adding, “Police are not taking the matter seriously.”
They have appealed authorities to shift the case from police station Tangmarg to police station Pattan.
Meanwhile, on the assurance of SHO Pattan Mir Saleem, the protesting family dispersed off peacefully.
As per sources, Showkat visited his laws’ residence at Qazipora, Tangmarg on Thursday where he allegedly consumed poison. He lost his life on way to hospital.
In this regard, police on Thursday evening took the body into custody and conducted post-mortem.