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J&K school principal dies in police custody, family alleges murder

Rizwan Pandit’s mother (centre). (Express Photo by Shuaib Masoodi) A DAY after he was picked up from his home in south Kashmir for questioning, a 29-year-old school principal died in police custody Tuesday, triggering calls from separatists for a shutdown in the Valley. While the family of the victim, Rizwan Asad Pandit, alleged that he was “murdered” in custody, police said they have ordered a magisterial probe to investigate the cause of death. According to Rizwan’s family members, he was taken away by police from his home at Awantipora on Sunday night. On Tuesday morning, they said, they were […]

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