Kashmir teacher held in connection with terror attack, dies in police custody

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Srinagar: A school teacher, Rizwan Pandit (28), who was arrested in connection with a terror case, died in police custody here on Tuesday.

According to police, Pandit, a resident of Awantipora in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district, died in the intervening night of Monday and Tuesday, a senior police officer said.

The state government has ordered a magisterial inquiry to ascertain the cause and circumstances that led to Rizwan Pandit’s death, they said.

The deceased was a teacher at a private school and was picked up by security agencies three days ago in connection with a terror case, the officer added.

Following a request by the police department, the civil administration has ordered a magisterial inquiry under Section 176 of the CrPC, the police added.

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