Srinagar: Protesting youth in Nowhatta area of Srinagar beat a man who according to them was a ‘police informer’ on Friday. The man, according to locals, was taken inside the Jamia masjid after elders intervened in the matter.

“He was taking video of the protest and the youth think that he is a police informer. He was severely beaten by them and would have died if elders would not have intervened he would have been killed,” a local who was offering prayers in the grand mosque said.

The ‘police informer’ was later taken inside the Jamia masjid which was within no time besieged by the police to rescue him, the local said.

 

However, it was not immediately ascertained whether the man in fact belonged to police or not.

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