Srinagar youth killed by friends: Police

Srinagar youth killed by friends: Police

Dar had gone missing from his uptown Maisuma home July 3 and his body was recovered from Rainawari locality July 7.

Senior Superintendent of Police (Srinagar) Afadul Mujtaba said Dar's two friends -- Imran and Asim -- had murdered him over a love tangle.

"Dar was in contact with a girl from Delhi through social networking site Facebook and this had resulted in jealousy and heartburn in his friend Imran, who had earlier been dating this girl," Mujtaba said.

Imran had taken Dar to his house in Ellahi Bagh area where he and Asim hit the youth on the head with an iron rod, Mujtaba alleged.

"Realising that Dar had died, the murderers dumped his body in one of the rooms in the house.

"Later on July 7, Imran and Asim took Dar's body in Imran's uncle's car and dumped it in Malkhah (Rainawari) area of the city from where the police recovered it," the officer said.
Both Imran and Asim have been arrested and they have confessed to the murder, he said.

Dar's murder had triggered widespread protests in the city, with many claiming he had been killed by security forces. Two vehicles of the security forces had been burnt by protesters. Scores of people, including policemen, were injured in clashes across the city.

The police here have reportedly sent a team to New Delhi to corroborate further evidence in the case by contacting the girl both Dar and Imran had been dating.

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