Hindu Youth Killed in Police Station for Marrying Muslim girl

published on October 10, 2009

Jammu mob thrashes cop over custodial death
http://indiatoday.intoday.in/site/Story/65662/LATEST%20NEWS/Jammu+mob+thrashes+cop+over+custodial+death.html

Protests raged in Jammu city on Friday over the custodial death of a local youth in Srinagar. A senior police officer was thrashed by the mob.
 
The protestors surrounded a police bus in which around 40 jail inmates were being taken to court. Among those roughed up was an assistant commissioner of police.
 
What triggered the protests was the death of Rajneesh Sharma, a Jammu youth, in Srinagar. Rajneesh had married Amina Yusuf, a Kashmiri girl. She embraced Hinduism and changed her name to Aanchal Sharma.
 
This triggered protests in the Kashmir Valley and the police picked up Rajneesh for questioning. He died in custody.
 
While the police claimed that Rajneesh committed suicide in prison, his family members alleged he was beaten to death for daring to marry a Kashmiri Muslim girl.

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