Protests in Habak after woman’s death

Excelsior Correspondent

Srinagar, Apr 15: Protests rocked Mirakshah Colony of Batapora, Habak in the outskirts of Srinagar today after a woman died of a heart attack allegedly during a nocturnal raid by police at their house.
Scores of protestors took to the streets in Mirakshah Colony and demanded punishment to the “police men” who were part of the raid at the house where the woman died.
The protestors blocked the main road and didn’t allow the vehicular traffic movement. After many hours protestors were pacified by the senior police officer in the late afternoon after which the road was through for the traffic again.
A Police official said that on the basis of an input, a joint search operation was launched in Meerak Shah, Colony last night. “Search was conducted. The search parties left after completing the search. In the morning, it was learnt that one woman Khatija Putoo, resident of same locality died because of a heart attack. Police are looking into the matter,” he said.
“Policemen came to our house at 2:3 am. I was sleeping. They woke me up and asked for my phone. I handed over my phone to them. When policemen were taking me along, my mother collapsed on the veranda,” said Javaid Ahmed, the deceased woman’s son.
He said while leaving policemen asked him to come to police station Zakura even though his house falls under the jurisdiction of Police Station Nigeen.