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Kashmir police arrested over death in custody

Two policemen in Kashmir have been arrested over the death of a man in custody, a case that sparked a one-day shutdown across the volatile region last week.
Nazim Rashid, a 28-year-old shopkeeper, died on July 31 after being detained by counter-insurgency police in the northern town of Sopore in connection with an unsolved murder. The cause of his death has not been disclosed.
“Two policemen have been arrested and a few others are under the scanner,” a police officer told AFP on Monday on condition of anonymity.
The arrests were made at the weekend, he said.
Police had already registered a murder case over Rashid’s death and suspended three officers. Rashid’s father has said his son’s body bore torture marks.



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