Srinagar : Amid a spontaneous shutdown, clashes erupted between youth and government forces in Awantipora area of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Tuesday following the custodial death of a school teacher.
Reports said that soon after the news of the killing spread in the area, people especially youth took to streets and protested against the killing.
The protestors later clashed with the government forces near police station Awantipora, however, there was no damage reported from the site.
Meanwhile, in wake of the killing, the authorities have closed the Islamic University of Science and Technology and postponed the exams scheduled today as a precautionary measure. The area is also witnessing a shutdown over the tragic incident.
Earlier, a private school teacher Rizwan Asad Pandit, a resident of Awantipora was allegedly killed in the custody of Special Operations Group (SOG) of Jammu and Kashmir police in Srinagar.