Two locals found dead oustide army camp along Poonch-Rajouri highway, massive protests rock area

JAMMU — Two locals were found dead outside the army camp along the Poonch-Rajouri highway early on Friday morning evoking massive protests in the area.

Locals told news agency KNO that two locals with bullet marks were found dead outside te Alpha Gate of army camp along Poonch-Rajouri highway at around 6 pm.

Locals identified the slain as Kamal Kumar and Surinder Kumar, both natives of Rajouri district. “I was travelling in ma vehicle and heard several shots of bullets at the Alpha gate of army camp. I left behind my vehicle and ran for cover. Later, I came to know that two locals have been killed,” a truck driver driver said.

A police official told KNO that they are ascertaining the facts. “Senior officials have rushed to the spot to find out what actually happened and how the two locals were killed,” he said.

Meanwhile, massive protests rocked the area with locals demanding probe into the incident. The protesters have blocked the highway and traffic has been halted on the highway,” eye witnesses said, adding that empty cartridges have been found outside the Army’s Alpha Gate. — (KNO)