Tabrez Ansari was caught by a mob, tied to a pole and profusely beaten for several hours on the evening of June 18. He and was handed over to the police early next morning after falling unconscious. He died on Saturday.
Security forces launched a cordon and search operation in Boniyar area of Baramulla district in the early hours following information about the presence of the militants in the area, a police official said.
Rajeev Rai Bhatnagar, Director General of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), says the paramilitary force will work on evolving measures to combat a “new kind of threat” following the Pulwama suicide attack.